Criminal Justice

NBC4: 'Golden Portal' Project Brings Strangers Together for Discussion

NBC4: 'Golden Portal' Project Brings Strangers Together for Discussion

A Yale Law research project titled "The Criminal Justice Dialogues" brings strangers from across the country together to discuss issues inside an air-conditioned "golden portal." Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News. 

Digital Journal: Prison Portal Project to be Presented at Governor’s Criminal Justice Conference

Digital Journal: Prison Portal Project to be Presented at Governor’s Criminal Justice Conference

Family ReEntry, a nonprofit leader that assists families affected by the criminal justice system, and Shared Studios, a design technology company, will be presenting the new Prison Portal Project during the Connecticut Governor’s Reimagining Justice Conference in Hartford, June 14-15.

CBS: A Chance To Connect With The World In The Baltimore Portal

CBS: A Chance To Connect With The World In The Baltimore Portal

It’s a unique way to connect with people around the world, and it’s now here in Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership debuts the city’s first portal as a chance to interact with someone face-to-face in real time, even if they’re in another country.

Baltimore Magazine: Baltimore Portal Aims to Connect Locals with Strangers Around the World

Baltimore Magazine: Baltimore Portal Aims to Connect Locals with Strangers Around the World

Just before lunchtime, as foot traffic outside of Lexington Market reaches its peak, regulars are raising their eyebrows—stopping to stare at a massive gold shipping container that has been positioned outside of the main entrance.

TipInfo: Milwaukee, Newark Make Community Connections Through A Digital Portal

TipInfo: Milwaukee, Newark Make Community Connections Through A Digital Portal

Recently, groups of residents from Milwaukee and Newark, New Jersey met to share ideas and strategies they use to reduce violence in their respective communities. The conversation gave the groups — both from low-income, mostly black neighborhoods — an opportunity to delve into some weighty topics like prisoner re-entry, and share a few laughs in a face-to-face setting, all while remaining more than 700 miles apart.

 

TMJ4-TV Milwaukee: High tech equipment aids crime prevention

TMJ4-TV Milwaukee: High tech equipment aids crime prevention

It looks like a shipping container, but it's so much more. This gold painted portal is allowing people in Milwaukee to connect with portals in 29 countries. On Friday, thoughts on crime prevention were exchanged. Conversations in the Milwaukee portal are being recorded. The dialogue will be shared with researchers at Yale University, who are trying to better understand the public perception of police.

Next City: Gold-Painted Shipping Containers Create a Global Public Space

Next City: Gold-Painted Shipping Containers Create a Global Public Space

What do Newark, New Jersey, and Milwaukee’s Amani neighborhood have in common? They’re both high-crime, high-homicide and highly policed, and right now, a public park in each is hosting a gold-painted shipping container designed to facilitate conversations between the two cities about criminal justice and incarceration. 

NJ.com: What is the 'portal,' and why is it in Newark?

NJ.com: What is the 'portal,' and why is it in Newark?

NEWARK — It's the one shipping container that can travel across the world without leaving New Jersey.

The "portal," a repurposed container that was installed as a temporary exhibit in Newark's Military Park last month, is part of a global artist initiative to connect strangers around the world. The container is equipped with technology that allows users to video chat with people in similar portals that have been placed in other cities around the world.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Artist's 'Portals' to connect Milwaukee and Newark

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Artist's 'Portals' to connect Milwaukee and Newark

Travel between Milwaukee and New Jersey is about to get cheap and fast.

Milwaukeeans will have a chance to step inside a shipping container, painted a lustrous gold and tricked out with cutting-edge audiovisual technology, in order to have one-on-one encounters with strangers in Newark, N.J.