Courses by instructor: Laura Magnani
Laura Magnani is Assistant Regional Director for American Friends Service Committee’s West Region, and has been working on criminal justice issues since the 1970s. She is author of America’s First Penitentiary: A Two Hundred Year Old Failure, (1990) and co-author, along with Harmon Ray, of Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System, (2006). Laura has appeared in numerous media outlets, including AP, Friends Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Colorlines, Southern California Public Radio, KQED, the Guardian, and others. She also appears in the documentary film Breaking Down the Box. She holds an MA from the Pacific School of Religion. She is a Quaker, and a member of the Strawberry Creek Friends Meeting.