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Criminal Law and Justice

Your Neighbor’s Been Gone Awhile

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.

Event information
Thu Oct 13, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm GMT+0000
San Francisco, CA