Bill Keller with Jill Abramson

Friday, October 28, 2022
6:00pm — 7:00pm ET
Harvard Book Store / virtual event

What happens inside prisons and jails, where nearly two million Americans are held?

Bill Keller, one of America’s most accomplished journalists, has spent years deeply immersed in the subject, and argues that prisons must become places where rehabilitation is a top priority. What’s Prison For? is a clear-eyed, indispensable guide to the raging national debate about criminal justice, and also a global tour of techniques for operating prisons.

It’s possible, Keller shows us, to have a prison system that isn’t a source of national shame and that doesn’t leave everyone involved in it worse off.

 

Bill Keller will be in conversation with Jill Abramson.

This will be a virtual event.


Bill Keller is the author of What’s Prison For? and the founding editor-in-chief of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers criminal justice in the United States. He was the executive editor of the New York Times and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for his reporting on the USSR. He lives on Long Island, New York. @billkellernyc

Jill Abramson is a senior lecturer at Harvard University, and the author of several books, most recently Merchants of Truth. She was executive editor of the New York Times, following Bill Keller, and before joining the Times, she spent several years at the Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York City. @JillAbramson

 

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What happens inside prisons and jails, where nearly two million Americans are held? Bill Keller, one of America’s most accomplished journalists, has spent years deeply immersed in the subject, and argues that prisons must become places where rehabilitation is a top priority. What’s Prison For? is a clear-eyed, indispensable guide to the raging national debate… more

Harvard Book Store / virtual event

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