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Purchase Professor John Howard To Lecture On Families Of Prisoners

Purchase College Professor John Howard will discuss the impact of imprisonment on the families of prisoners on Oct. 15.
Purchase College Professor John Howard will discuss the impact of imprisonment on the families of prisoners on Oct. 15. Photo Credit: Courtesy Purchase College

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Purchase College Professor John Howard will discuss the impact of families of the imprisoned on Oct. 15.

The Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Purchase College will present "Collateral Damage: Families of the Incarcerated” for the 8th annual John Howard Lecture On Law and Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Oct. 15 at the Purchase College Natural Sciences Building, Room 1001. The lecture is made possible through a grant from Dr. Robert Timberger, according to a press release.

“?When a parent goes to prison — it is never alone — the children go with them,’” said Howard, quoting this observation by the Children’s Justice Alliance, in the press release. “This is particularly true in New York where 180,000 minors, about half in New York City, have a parent who is or has been incarcerated,” he points out.

The lecture will include a documentary from Purchase College Film School graduate Juan Galindo, according to the release. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Hour Children, and Dominique Clifford, who was recently reunited with her daughter after imprisonment, according to the release.

For more information about the event, residents are asked to visit the Purchase College website .

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