Reuben Jonathan Miller

Our 2021 One Community, One Book selection is Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Aftermath of Incarceration by Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller. In this moving text, Dr. Miller presents the story of incarceration and its impact on those it touches, an impact extending far longer than peoples’ incarceration and significantly affecting the lives of family and friends also. With the use of personal stories and in-depth research, Dr. Miller shows how the system has discrimination built in at every level,  creates obstacles to already disadvantaged groups, and therefore reinforces and exacerbates societal inequities.

Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller will will speak at a virtual event on Thursday, October 21, at 7 p.m. More information at: https://uichr.uiowa.edu/programs/one-community-one-book