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Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium to foster connections between Iowa’s prisons, surrounding communities


Prison Terminal
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall tells the story of a terminally ill inmate.

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall Screening and Q&A

Becker Communication Studies Building, Room 101 — Sept. 5, 7 p.m. (Free)

Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium

University Capitol Centre — Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Free, register here)

The University of Iowa Prison Projects Coalition will host the inaugural Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium, bringing into focus Iowa’s nine prisons and over 8,000 inmates, with a mission to “highlight, create and foster connections between Iowa prisons and surrounding communities, especially the University of Iowa community.”

Lectures and discussion sessions will focus on nine projects that engage with Iowa’s prison population and that cover topics from education and public health, to art and history. Featured speakers include John Baldwin, Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections; Linda Snetselaar, UI Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement; and Carolyn Colvin, Associate Professor in the UI College of Education.

Preceding the symposium will be a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, which captures the final days of a terminally ill inmate, Jack Hall, and the hospice care he receives from fellow prisoners at the Iowa State Penitentiary. Following the screening will be a Q&A with the director, Edgar Barens.


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