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Joe Van Brussel is the chief operating officer at the Thrive For Life Prison Project in New York City. He holds a master’s degree in political studies from the Université de Paris-Est in France and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joe Van Brussel
Making it more difficult for families to visit prisoners, or have any contact with them, is contrary to respect for human life and dignity.