HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Courant reports on James Jeter a year after his early release from prison. Jeter, now 38, plans to attend Trinity College in the fall. He works for Dwight Hall’s Yale Prison Education Initiative, a post funded by the Tow Foundation, organizing workshops and panels about incarceration and re-entry.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Sierra Health Foundation is a California-based funder that describes its mission as forging “new paths to promote health and racial equity in partnership with communities, organizations and leaders.” Five years ago, it began working to reform California’s notoriously destructive juvenile justice reform system. The Tow Foundation is another funder in this space, working mainly in New York and Connecticut. Among other things, it believes the media can be messengers for this change, and supports training and conferences for journalists and bloggers.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Replica Solitary Confinement Cell Project: “Inside the Box,” created by the The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), is a replica solitary confinement cell project that encourages the public to sit inside a ten-foot by twelve-foot replica solitary confinement cell. The cell will be open to the public from January 30 to February 18, 2017.
WEST HAVEN – The University of New Haven announced the creation Thursday of the new Tow Youth Justice Institute at the UNH’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice.
WEST HAVEN, CT – In order to further Connecticut’s ambitious reforms in juvenile justice and to provide national leadership, the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences today announced the opening of the Tow Institute for Youth Justice.
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