Tag Archives: Video

Sesame Street Presents: Echoes Of Incarceration

From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated. Learn more at EchosOfIncarceration.org. Advertisements

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Katherine Massoth: History Corps and Humanities Action Lab

Katherine Massoth discusses the History Corps and Humanities Action Lab. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Katherine Massoth is a PhD candidate in the history of U.S. women and gender, with an emphasis on the history of the American West and U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She is currently at […]

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Janette Taylor: Public Health in Prison Initiative

In the video below, Janette Taylor, of the Public Health in Prison Initiative, discusses various incarceration issues. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Janette Y. Taylor, PhD, RN, WHCNP-BC, FAAN, is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa. She is a certified […]

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Emily Guenther: Earning College Credit in Prison

Emily Guenther gives a presentation about the Credit-bearing First Year of College Program at Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Emily Guenther has directed the Liberal Arts in Prison Program at Grinnell College for the last six years. Hailing from small-town Wisconsin, she […]

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Mary Trachsel: Oakdale Writing Workshop

Mary Trachsel discusses the Writers’ Workshop at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Associate Professor Mary Trachsel earned her PhD in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin. She came to the Iowa Rhetoric […]

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Mary Cohen: Oakdale Prison Community Choir

Mary Cohen discusses the Oakdale Prison Community Choir at Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Mary Cohen, Associate Professor of Music Education, is involved in two university-community partnership programs related to her teaching and research: the Voices of […]

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WiderNet Intra-Prison Internet System

Cliff Missen and Heather Erwin discuss the WiderNet Intra-Prison Internet System. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Cliff Missen is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he directs the WiderNet@UNC research lab and the […]

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Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project

Mark Fullenkamp and Gemma Goodale-Sussen discuss the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project located at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Mark Fullenkamp is a photographer and artist. He is directing the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project and collaborating with the University of Iowa and Iowa […]

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Kat Litchfield: Oakdale Book Group & Library Services

Oakdale Book Group & Library Services is a presentation delivered by Kathrina Litchfield on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Rachel discussed the Book group facilitation and library advocacy at Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Coralville, IA.   Kathrina Litchfield received her MLIS degree from the University of Iowa in 2014, and a BA […]

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Rachel Williams: Service to Incarcerated Females

Service to Incarcerated Females is a presentation delivered by Rachel Williams on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Rachel discusses the Educational practicum at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, IA.   Rachel Marie-Crane Williams is an artist and teacher currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She has […]

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John Baldwin: Iowa Department of Corrections

John Baldwin, the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections, discusses Iowa prisons, prison programs, and the Iowa DOC’s connection to the University of Iowa. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   John Baldwin is Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC). Previously, he served as Deputy Director for […]

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Carolyn Colvin: The Significance of Public Engagement

In the video below, Associate Professor Carolyn Colvin, faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, discusses the significance of public engagement within the academy and other learning communities. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Please note that there are problems with the audio for […]

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Dr. Linda Snetselaar: Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium

Dr. Linda Snetselaar, Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement in the Office of the Provost at the University of Iowa, introduces the day’s events and outlines the purpose and goals of the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.   Dr. Snetselaar is the Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement in the Office of the Provost at the […]

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The commercial bail industry shouldn’t profit off financial desperation

(Source: “The commercial bail industry shouldn’t profit off financial desperation,” ACLU Website) Eric Amparan likes the system the way it is now. As a bail bondsman, he’s part of an industry that pulls in $2 billion in revenue every year. Here’s how it typically works: If you’re booked into jail, you can either sit in […]

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Satirical Documentary About the War on Drugs to be Released Globally on 26 June 2013: “How to Make Money Selling Drugs”

Summary. “How to Make Money Selling Drugs” is a documentary directed by Matthew Cooke that offers a critical examination of the War on Drugs. In some respects, the message is a reiteration of what’s already been said about the Drug War, by offering statistics on rising incarceration rates and calling for reforms of drug laws. […]

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Johnson Co. Supervisors Discuss Needs for Courthouse & Jail

[Source: “Johnson Co. Supervisors Discuss Needs for Courthouse & Jail,” KCRG, 14 May 2013, by Hayley Bruce] IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is going back to the drawing board to fix immediate safety and security needs at the jail and courthouse after a $43.5 million bond issue for the justice […]

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KGAT TV-TV CBS2 – Justice Center Early Voting Kicks Off

[Source: “Justice Center Early Voting Kicks Off,” KGAN-TV CBS 2, Wednesday, April 10 2013, 08:59 PM CDT] IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) — Early voting kicked off in the special election for the Johnson County Justice Center on Wednesday — the second time the issue has come before voters in six months. The first vote on this […]

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Early voting begins for Johnson County Justice Center

[Source: “Early voting begins for Johnson County Justice Center,” KWWL-TV Channel 7 NBC, Written by Jason Epner, Multimedia Journalist – bio | email] JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) – Wednesday’s cold, damp weather led to a slow start for early voting, but the two campaigns for a new, $43.5 million bond issue to build a Johnson County Justice Center are warming […]

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