States of Incarceration, Providence

States of Incarceration, Providence

A: States of Incarceration. Exhibition runs from August 29 through September 24, 2016 at the URI Gallery in the Shepherd Building, 80 Washington Street. NOTE: the exhibition will take part in Gallery Night on Thursday, September 15 from 5-8pm.

B: The Prison Education Movement: Does Brown Have a Role? This one-day conference takes place on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Petteruti Lounge (Room 201), Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Brown University.

C: Providence Train Station

D: Visitors’ Parking Lot, Brown University



Providence is served by an international airport and a railroad station with Amtrak and MTA service to Boston, New York and points both closer in and further away.  Taxis are plentiful at the airport and train station, and Uber operates throughout the city.  The approximate cost of a taxi ride between the airport and either the Shepherd Building downtown or the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center is $35.  The approximate cost of a taxi ride between the train station and the Campus Center is $10 (or it’s a 25-minute walk), and it’s a 15-minute walk from the train station to the Shepherd Building downtown.  


The closest parking lot to the States of Incarceration exhibition is the Civic Center Parking Garage at 165 Washington Street (though who knows, you might get lucky and find street parking!).  Those planning to come to The Prison Education Movement: Does Brown Have a Role? will find metered 2- or 3-hour parking on the streets close to the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center, or can park in the visitor parking lot operated by Brown University at the Power Street Parking Garage.  Entrance to this garage is on Power Street between Thayer and Brook Streets, and the lot requires that you pay onsite (credit cards and bills, but the machine does not give change) and then display your parking ticket on your dashboard; it is $15/day.  This lot is under .5 mile from the Campus Center.


If lodging is needed, attendees may want to consider the below hotels in Providence:

The Old Court Bed and Breakfast, 144 Benefit Street, a 10-room inn that is located .5 mile from Alumnae Hall; room rates range from $115 – $195 per night.

The Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain Street, a new 52-room boutique hotel downtown 1.2 miles from Alumnae Hall; room rates from $99 to $139 and up per night.