Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 9-2-2017

Embargo Period


Event Date

September 2, 2017-October 11, 2017


MDOCS, Documentary, Storytelling, Event, Showcase, States of Incarceration


States of Incarceration at Skidmore College

Sep 2 - Oct 11, Exhibition: Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

A “National Dialogue of Local Stories” developed by the New School's Humanities Action Lab, States of Incarceration is the first national traveling exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The exhibition and project, the culmination of two years of planning and discussion engaging 20 campuses and communities, is a national public reckoning with one of the most pressing issues facing our country. At Skidmore College, Eric Morser (History) and students draw our attention to the people and role of education and rehabilitation at Mount McGregor prison, a former hotel and sanatorium in Wilton, NY, which was closed by state officials in 2014.

Sep 14 - Oct 6: Workshops, Panels, Discussions, Gallery Talks, and a Poetry Lab