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Karen M. Jones
Visiting Lecturer in Human Rights
Phone: (860) 297-5175 Office Location: Trinity Commons
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
General ProfileTeaching
B.A., Southern Conn State Univ (1989)

Karen Jones received her BA from Southern Connecticut State University and proceeded to work for the Connecticut Department of Correction – a career that spanned 21 years and culminated at the rank of Deputy Warden. Karen worked with many different populations, however spent over ten years working at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut’s only women’s prison. While there, she was a collaborator on the “Going Home Healthy” re-entry initiative for women (2004), the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan (2006) with a primary focus on the Raise the Age initiative, and implemented many arts-based interventions.

Karen was a selected participant for the National Institute of Corrections Women’s Leadership Conference; a recipient of the agency’s Visionary Leadership Award in 2007 for her collaborative project entitled, Enhancing Correctional Security through Biometric Technology, and consistently received the Department’s Outstanding Managerial Performance Award. Following her retirement in 2011 Karen went on to teach yoga, and most recently joined the team of the Judy Dworin Performance Project as the Marketing and Communications Manager where she has authored several successful grants. Along with Judy Dworin, Karen co-authored the recently published article “Moving Through: Prison, the Arts and the Child Left Behind” which appears in the spring 2017 daCi Newsletter.

Karen believes that education should quench the thirst while whetting the appetite to nourish a lifetime of curiosity, and harmonious evolution.