Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 PM
In his memoir, Notorious, Raphael Rowe details the twelve years he spent wrongly incarcerated for crimes including murder. After overturning his convictions in 2000, he became the first person of mixed race with dreadlocks to report for the BBC. Rowe is now the host of Netflix’s docuseries Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons bringing his understanding of the physical and emotional scars prisons can inflict on human beings from high tech lockdowns in Greenland to the dangerously overcrowded and underfunded prisons of the Philippines and South Africa. Rowe will be in conversation with David Skarbek, author of The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World. Called “An illuminating work of much interest to students of crime and punishment” by Kirkus, Skarbek’s book digs behind the scenes of global prisons, studying the balance of power and hierarchy behind bars and how that affects prisoners.
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