Students for Prison Awareness

To bring public awareness to mass incarceration, prison violence, the process of rehabilitation and reentry and to provide support for families.

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BSU Afro-Black Student Alliance

The Afro-Black Student Association is a student organization at Boise State University for African, African-American Students and anyone that wish to associate. Our vision is to empower and unite students and showcase our cultures.

[10/24/16]   Quick Reminder for everyone that we will have a meeting today in the sociology conference room, Riverfront hall rm 205, at 1:30. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

[08/30/16]   The Involvement Fair will be in Jordan Ballroom in the Student Union Building TODAY from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Stop by our table!!!! 08/18/2016

Justice Department Says It Will Stop Using Private Prisons

This just in... SCORE!!! The Justice Department plans to phase out use of private prisons, a move that affects a small percentage of the nation’s prisoners but could signal a broader effort to get states to follow suit.


The Inside-Out Center - International Headquarters of The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Given the delicate nature of this program, it is important to make clear what Inside-Out is not. 07/28/2016

Cornell Prison Education Program / Cornell School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Better education=lower reoffense. Simple Offering valuable educational opportunities in many formats to a wide range of audiences, including college and high school students, professionals, executives, alumni, faculty and staff, and area residents.


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Just passing through the Sub. Looks interesting right.. 07/12/2016

Prisoners with disabilities lack ‘scaffolding for success’ According to a new report, more than 750,000 people with disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Advocates say that children born with physical or intellectual disabilities are far more likely to end up in prison than their able-bodied peers, due in part to a lack of support syst... 07/03/2016

Hunger Strike at Texas Detention Center Swells Into the Hundreds (Updated) - Rewire The strike at a Texas immigrant detention facility has swelled to almost 500 since last Wednesday, according to Grassroots Leadership, an organization that forms part of a larger umbrella group known as Texans United for Families.


Students for Prison Awareness's cover photo 05/30/2016

Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination, Feds Say New guidance released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development warns landlords that they may be breaking the law by turning down tenants based on their criminal records.

[03/02/16]   Don't forget meeting today at 3 in sociology conference room!

[03/01/16]   Remember, the next club meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday the 2nd at 3pm in the Sociology Conference Room, Riverfront Hall!
Looking forward to seeing you all there:)


Idaho prisons to revisit policy on same-sex marriage The Idaho Department of Correction is revisiting its policy on same-sex marriage after an inmate threatened to take the agency to court.

[02/17/16]   Don't forget everyone we will be having our next meeting today at 3 in the Sociology Conference room in the Riverfront Hall 02/12/2016

The Economics of the American Prison System | The American prison system is massive. So massive that its estimated value of $74 billion per year eclipses the GDP of 133 nations. 02/10/2016

Have your say: Vote for which movie you'd rather watch with Boise State for Prison Awareness!

We'll be watching a movie for an upcoming event. Tell us what you want to see! Voice your opinion on the poll: Vote for which movie you'd rather watch with Boise State for Prison Awareness! 02/10/2016

Have your say: What date works better for our tour of Ada County Jail?

Vote! Vote! Vote! February 26 or March 3??? Voice your opinion on the poll: What date works better for our tour of Ada County Jail?



The next meeting for this club is Friday the 17th in the Sociology Conference Room (Riverfront Hall, 2nd floor).... Be there or be square:)....



For our next meeting (2/17): A look at prison from the perspective of someone who never thought he would spend a year behind bars. There are a few instances of coarse language when quoting people, so be advised.

[02/01/16]   The next meeting will be held on February 3rd at 3pm in the Sociology conference room of Riverfront Hall.


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