Free online event

In the US today, prisons are considered normal, yet they are a relatively modern way of dealing with crime. How have attitudes toward punishment shifted over time and why does it matter?

On March 23 at 3 PM EST, JSTOR Daily’s engagement editor and formerly incarcerated writer Morgan Godvin and Dr. Ashley Rubin, sociologist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, will hold an online discussion on how the history of prisons can inform our understanding of mass incarceration today. The talk is free for everyone, register now.

This event is part of an ongoing series of live events and science journalism from Knowable Magazine and Annual Reviews, a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.