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A New Twitter Account Gives Incarcerated People a Voice

Reporting and Writing 1 Professor Nicole Lewis has been working on a new project to give incarcerated people a voice. In March, The Marshall Project and Slate published the results of a first-of-its-kind political survey in prisons and jails. More than 8,000 people responded, sharing their opinions on the current state of the world and its politics. People wrote letters detailing their political advocacy from the inside. Others expressed despair over being shut out. They heard from Trump supporters and people who would have voted for Warren if given the chance. The response was so huge that they couldn’t fit all of them into their original story. So they decided to share them on Twitter at @_behindbars_. You can also read the full story by Professor Lewis and Lawrence Bartley here

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The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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