Literati Bookstore is pleased to promote The Prison Creative Arts Project's 26th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. This year's keynote will be delivered by Reueben Miller, author of Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and The Afterlife of Mass
Incarceration. The book will be available to purchase at, or order from, Literati Bookstore ahead of the event itself. Please note Literati Bookstore will not be present at the Chrysler Center event.
About the book: Over half a million people are released from prison each year. They join a staggering twenty million Americans who live with a felony record. They return to a new world, where over 44,000 laws and policies dictate where they may go, with whom they may live and how they spend their time. This is mass incarceration in America, but it’s a reality we don’t hear enough about.
Professor Reuben Jonathan Miller was confronted by these brute facts, as a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago during the height of mass incarceration, as the son and brother of formerly incarcerated men and as a sociologist studying mass incarceration’s afterlife. Miller has spent a career walking alongside people we've locked away and the families who suffer with them. His work reveals a simple, if overlooked, truth: mass incarceration has an afterlife, and that afterlife is its own form of prison. Join us as Professor Miller shares his work and as we look to find a way out.