Still Doing Life: 22 Lifers, 25 Years Later

When: March 16th, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m.

Guests: Howard Zehr and Barb Toews

Host: Tarek Maassarani

 

“Life without parole is a death sentence without an execution date.” —Aaron Fox (lifer) from Still Doing Life.

This webinar features Howard Zehr and Barb Toews upon the release of their new book “Still Doing Life.” Twenty-five years after “Doing Life,” Toews and Zehr revisit, photograph, and interview many of the same individuals on life sentences at a Pennsylvania prison who literally have not moved for the past quarter-century.

Still Doing Life offers a riveting longitudinal look at a group of people over an extended period of time—in this case with devastating implications for the US criminal system. Each night in the United States, more than 200,000 men and women incarcerated in state and federal prisons will go to sleep facing the reality that they may die without ever returning home. There could be no more compelling argument to stop this inhumane practice than the photos and interviews in this book and presented during this webinar.


Guest Bios

Howard Zehr

Howard Zehr is a distinguished professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. He is the author of the bestselling The Little Book of Restorative Justice; Doing Life; and co-author, with Barb Toews, of Still Doing Life (The New Press), among other titles.

 

 

 

 

Barb Toes

Barb Toews is associate professor of criminal justice at University of Washington, Tacoma. She is the author of The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison; the co-author, with Howard Zehr, of Critical Issues in Restorative Justice; and the co-author, also with Howard Zehr, of Still Doing Life (The New Press). Toews is the editor of the Little Books in Restorative Justice series and lives in Tacoma, Washington.