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Meet Author Alice Reagan

Alice Reagan will discuss the 91-year history of the Lorton Prisons Complex in Fairfax County. She will include slides from the recently published Lorton Prisons (2023). Her presentation will address: Why was the original Occoquan Workhouse located in Fairfax County? Why was it seen as an experiment in carceral methods? Over its 91-year history, how did it change from a progressive reform effort to an institution that focused on isolating its inmates from society? How did a lack of resources lead to its closure in 2001?

About the Presenter

Alice Reagan is a native of Deerfield in Upstate New York. She taught history at NVCC-Woodbridge for over 30 years. Alice also helped to found the Lucy Burns Museum at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, where she serves as a docent and consultant. She was named Professor Emerita in History in 2022.


This program is appropriate for ages 18 and above.  An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event . Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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