In 2011 California’s prisons were at double their design capacity when the Supreme Court stepped in to alleviate the burden on the system and to try to make prisons a place that rehabilitate, rather than just warehouse. Since then, deincarceration, realignment and re-entry, and sentencing reform have been the basis for Prop 47 and a national conversation recognizing that we all have a stake when a neighbor who has been incarcerated returns to the community.
Panelists for this event will include Sharon Owsley, California Department of Justice, Division of Recidivism, Reduction, and Reentry; Dr. Stephen Raphael, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, and co-author of ‘Why are So Many Americans in Prison?;’ and Lucy Helm,General Counsel for Starbucks. Moderated by Jonathan Simon, UC Berkeley School of Law, and author of ‘Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America.’
Sponsored by the Aspen Institute Justice & Society Program and the Justice Circle, with thanks to the Society of Fellows.