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Focus on Mass Incarceration – Adult Education for January 24 & 31

Adult Education videos are posted each Saturday on our YouTube Channel and the Adult Education Videos page.


January 24 | Efraín Agosto

Teaching on the Inside: Lessons from the New Testament and Sing Sing Prison

Drawing on his experience of teaching in the Ossining Correctional Facility, also known as Sing Sing Prison, Efrain Agosto shares his experience of teaching the Christian Bible to the diverse population of a correctional facility.  Themes of empire, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation, and community take on new meaning.  He will also share insights gained regarding what life is like for the incarcerated.


As a seminary professor who also leads classes at the Ossining Correctional Facility, known as Sing Sing Prison, Efraín Agosto shares his experience of teaching the Christian Bible to the diverse population of a correctional facility.  Themes of empire, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation, and community take on new meaning in this context.  He will also share insights gained regarding what life is like for the incarcerated.


January 31 | Thomas “Tom” V. Flores & Thomas Fabisiak

Thinking Outside the Cell: Peril and Possibilities in the World of Mass Incarceration

The United States incarcerates more people per capita (and in volume) than any other country.  Join us for a brief overview of the mass incarceration system in our country. The history and statistics are sobering. But we will also discuss one promising trend that seeks to address this crisis, the “Higher Education in Prison” initiative, and look at encouraging examples of this initiative at work.


Thomas “Tom” V. Flores holds a PhD from Emory with a concentration in Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding.  At Life University, he serves as Assistant Professor of Positive Human Development and Social Change. He divides his teaching between Life University and the Arrendale State Prison.


Thomas Fabisiak is the Director of the Chillon Project at Life University. The Chillon Project brings college degree programs to those incarcerated in the Georgia prison system. Fabisiak holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Religion from Emory University.

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