Reversing the Effects of Mass Incarceration: Implementing Criminal Justice Reforms
The incarceration rate in the United States is the highest in the world, which has led some to call our current criminal justice structure a system of mass incarceration. This system—which contains over 2 million people in American prisons and jails—has decimated communities, especially those of color, created two tiers of justice, one for the rich and the other for the poor, and, in some instances, has resulted in government spending more money on incarceration than education.
The University of Washington School of Law and the Gates Public Service Law Program invites you to a forum on how we as a community can reverse the effects of mass incarceration through implementing criminal justice reforms. The forum will cover sentencing reform, prison rehabilitation programs, and prison reentry.
The program will start promptly at 6pm.
Alexes Harris, Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Sociology: Addressing the Juvenile Justice Pipeline to Mass Incarceration
Michael Romano, Director and co-founder of the Three Strikes Project, Stanford Law School: Righting the Wrongs of “Three Strikes” Life Sentences
Michael Santos, prison reform activist, lecturer at San Francisco State University: Prisoner Re-entry: Triumphing over Imprisonment
Daniel T. Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney
Connie Smith, Chief US Probation and Pretrial Services Officer, Western District of Washington