Professor Karin Mika presented at the 5th Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, held at Seattle University School of Law from July 21-23rd, along with Terri LeClercq, retired from the University of Texas. Their joint presentation was called, Orange is More than the New Black : The Struggle and Some Success at Achieving Prison Reform.
The presentation also discussed the work of Terri Leclercq, who travels nationally bringing to light problems with prisons and why we should care about reform. Two years ago, she wrote the graphic novel “Prison Grievances: When to Write, How to Write.” The book, written for prisoners reading at a fifth grade level, teaches inmates about their rights and educates them about the court system. The book has become a major staple in many prison systems and was named one of Amazon’s top 100 books for 2014. A link to the book is available through Amazon here.