The United States has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world, a rate that has increased by 500 percent in the past 40 years. In conjunction with a Spring 2014 student course and public lecture and with additional support from the Brown Foundation and the Davis Educational Foundation, Bennington College will host a two-day conference at The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) on incarceration in America.

Fall 2014 Conference

  • Title | Incarceration in America
  • Dates | October 10–11, 2014
  • Location | Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Bennington College
  • Public is welcome

A range of participants from across the political spectrum, academics, foundations, former and current public servants, providers, journalists, and advocates will discuss:

  • Race and Incarceration
  • Incarceration and Public Health
  • Community (juvenile detention, children of incarcerated parents, etc.)
  • Collateral Consequences
  • Alternatives to Incarceration and Re-entry
  • A Vision of the Future

We will update this page with more information and details as they become available. Please contact with any questions.