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What penal reform advocate Baz Dreisinger learned in two years visiting prisons around the world

What penal reform advocate Baz Dreisinger learned in two years visiting prisons around the world

Some people travel the world to surf, to hike, to visit art museums or dine at Michelin-starred restaurants. Baz Dreisinger goes to prisons.

Dreisinger, an associate professor of English at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, spent two years on a pilgrimage to prisons in nine countries investigating a range of approaches to penal reform.

It was, by her account, a searing and occasionally uplifting experience.

She has written a book, "Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World," which is framed around her strong advocacy for penal reform. Dreisinger, who teaches college classes to inmates in New York, is a strong...

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