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Race and Justice Conversation: Prison Reform
August 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Description: For the second time in a two-year span, the United States Department of Justice has just issued a scathing report on the unconstitutional conditions of Alabama’s entire men’s prison system. As uprisings across the nation have brought renewed attention to the need for police accountability and reform, significantly less attention has been given to need for accountability and reform throughout other parts of the criminal justice continuum–including prisons. This session is designed to: (1) give more information on Alabama’s prison crisis; (2) the way that racial bias has likely played a role in exacerbating Alabama’s prison crisis; (3) explain why Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to build three new mega prisons in the state is an improper response to the State’s current crisis; and (3) discuss alternative criminal justice reforms that the state should consider.
Facilitators: Akiesha Anderson and Dana Sweeney
Attire: Attire is casual.
RSVP Deadline: 5:30pm (CDT) on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
- August 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Advisory Board Event, Fellows Involvement Opportunity, Student Socials