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Professor Natalie Sokoloff’s Op-ed on Prison Education Published in the Baltimore Sun

Professor Emerita of Sociology Natalie Sokoloff has weighed in forcefully on the issue of prison education, writing in a recent Baltimore Sun op-ed that post-secondary education can help incarcerated people lead “humane and critically examined lives.”

Sokoloff frames her argument in the context of the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the ongoing controversy over the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” practices. The commentary was co-written with Ajima Olaghere and Blake Ethridge, who, like Sokoloff, are board members of a nonprofit that supports the Goucher Prison Education Partnership in Maryland.

To read the op-ed, click here.