Rare Prison Records Added to Digital Prison Archive

Rare Prison Records Added to Digital Prison Archive

We’re pleased to announce the addition of new historical materials to our publicly accessible DIGITAL PRISON ARCHIVE from the House of Refuge for Women, New York’s first ‘reformatory’ for women, located in Hudson, NY.

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Sites of Conscience hosts conversation between Prison Public Memory Project and 'sister project' in Australia

Sites of Conscience hosts conversation between Prison Public Memory Project and 'sister project' in Australia

In 2015, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (SOC) invited Prison Public Memory Project to become a member of their global network of historic sites and memory projects. Since then we have created a close bond with one of SOC’s members in Australia. Recently, SOC invited spokespeople from both member sites to ‘have a conversation’ in writing about their collaboration, to be published in the first 2018 Sites of Conscience newsletter.

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Pontiac, Illinois Prison History: Local and Online

Pontiac, Illinois Prison History: Local and Online

We’re pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource on prison history, a Pontiac Correctional Facility bibliography developed by our 2017 summer intern Sara Millender.

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Prison Memory Work Hits The News In Pontiac, Illinois

Prison Memory Work Hits The News In Pontiac, Illinois

Prison Public Memory Project Founder/Director Tracy Huling and summer intern Sarah Millender were interviewed this summer for a front-page article in the Pontiac Daily Leader, the local newspaper in Pontiac, Illinois. 

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Press Release

PRISON: Exhibition, Artists Talks, and Four Evening Programs

Photo exhibition explores prisons, prison communities, families of the incarcerated

<h2>Press Release</h2><h1>PRISON: Exhibition, Artists Talks, and Four Evening Programs</h1><h2>Photo exhibition explores prisons, prison communities, families of the incarcerated</h2>

The photographic exhibition "Prison" runs June 24 through July 23 at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson. During the run of the exhibition, Davis Orton Gallery and the Prison Public Memory Project will co-sponsor four Thursday evening programs on topics related to Hudson, prisons, and incarceration. 

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#GivingTuesday Drive Launches Prison Memory Site in America’s Heartland

#GivingTuesday Drive Launches Prison Memory Site in America’s Heartland

On November 29, 2016, we launch a campaign to raise funds to support an exciting new initiative -- the development of a new site of prison memory in the state of Illinois. On #GivingTuesday, please donate to help us get on the Mother Road...

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