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Encounters: States of Incarcertation

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm

Downtown Hartford
artford History Center at the Hartford Public Library

“I have here unjustly suffered so much, and seen, and heard so much, that I am not as I was; my nature has become changed and hardened against my race—I feel myself let loose from all the ties of society—and that I have lost almost all the feelings of humanity.” This quote from an unnamed prisoner of Old Newgate Prison, the nation's first state prison, speaks to the dehumanizing and life-altering impact of imprisonment. Join us as we discuss both the historical and contemporary issue of incarceration at the local and national level to get a better understanding of how prisons function in American society. To reserve a seat and lunch, please RSVP to

For more information on the Encounters Series, please see:


Humanities Institute (primary), History Department, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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