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Red Emma’s book talk with Doran Larson, Author of “Inside Knowledge”

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Doran Larson, founder and co-director of the American Prison Writing Archive, is joined in conversation by Vesla Weaver, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, to discuss his book, “Inside Knowledge: Incarcerated People on the Failures of the American Prison.”

When: Sunday, February 25, 2PM

Where: Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, Baltimore, MD

About the book: Inside Knowledge is the first book to examine the American prison system through the eyes of those who are trapped within it. Drawing from the writings collected in the American Prison Writing Archive, Doran Larson deftly illustrates how mass incarceration does less to contain any harm perpetrated by convicted people than to spread and perpetuate harm among their families and communities. Inside Knowledge makes a powerful argument that America’s prisons not only degrade and debilitate their wards but also defeat the prison’s cardinal missions of rehabilitation, containment, deterrence, and even meaningful retribution.


Red Emma’s
3128 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States