States of Incarceration, a national traveling exhibit that looks at the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States, opened for an 8-month run at the Michigan History Museum in Lansing in Sep. 2018. Created by university students and formerly incarcerated individuals from 30 communities across the country, the national exhibition investigates mass incarceration by creating a dialogue of local histories.
On Tuesday, Mar. 19, Michigan State University history professor Dr. LaShawn Harris and students from her special fall semester course will unveil a new panel that will be added to the national exhibition. During the free evening reception, Dr. Harris will talk about the student’s research into the different types of formal and informal rehabilitation programs that Jackson State Penitentiary offered from 1900 to the 1940s.
The evening reception is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. for refreshments and exhibition viewing. The brief program will begin at 6 p.m.
March 19, 2019
Location: 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Michigan History Center, MI
Phone: (517) 420-1342
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM