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EJP Author Talk: Ben Austen's "Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change"

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Education Justice Project
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL
Jan 29, 2024   4:00 - 6:00 pm  
Education Justice Project
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Ben Austen will be in C-U for an author talk hosted by Education Justice Project to discuss his highly-anticipated new book Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change. A journalist from Chicago, Ben is a former editor at Harper's Magazine, and the co-host of the podcast Some of My Best Friends Are. His feature writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Wired and many other publications. He teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.  

State Rep. Carol Ammons will also be in attendance to talk about parole in Illinois. Come to learn the issues and what you can do to support meaningful change! 

Read the reviews here: 

The Potential and Promise of Parole: An Interview with Ben Austen About “Correction” – Chicago Review of Books ( 

The Key to Unlocking Prison Reform - The Atlantic

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