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Coogan to Speak on Memoirs of Mass Incarceration

Associate Professor David Coogan, author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail and founder and co-director of Open Minds, a program that enables college students to take courses in the arts and humanities with men and women incarcerated at the Richmond City Justice Center, will speak on his upcoming book, Memoirs of Mass Incarceration: The Rhetoric of Revolutionaries, Witnesses and Survivors. Coogan’s book tells the story of the rise of mass incarceration in America through the memoirs of those who lived through it, the revolutionaries who sought to change the system, the witnesses who watched it become a place of pure punishment and neglect, and the survivors struggling through trauma and addiction.