May 2019

In the fall of 2018, in the wake of student protests organized by the Incarceration to Education Coalition group, the NYU Office of the President formed an ad-hoc semester-long Prison Industrial Complex Committee charged with examining the ways that NYU is currently engaging these issues.

The Committee’s formal charge was to examine how the University already addresses mass incarceration and other steps that could be taken in this arena, focusing on the core university missions of research, teaching, and service at NYU on its New York campus.

The following report published May 2019 is an attempt to capture what the committee learned about what is going on at NYU related to justice and incarceration.  The report does not provide a complete picture; rather, it documents the state of the committee’s current knowledge.