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Episode 5 of HumIn Focus, “Humanity Behind Bars: Incarceration in America,” premiered on WPSU-TV on February 6th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

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The image shows the camera looking through the bars of a prison cell to see a bed and desk with books, paper, and pen.

What is the purpose of prisons in America? Has mass incarceration in this country made society better in any way? What happens when we look at incarcerated people as true human beings? Humanities scholars and legal experts from the PSU community explain how we got here and what measures can and are being undertaken to improve the carceral system in this country. We also hear the voices of those behind bars whose lives are shaped by that system.
To view the episode and to learn more, visit HumIn Focus.