Daybreak Dialogues: Reclaiming Humanity in Our Prisons
Effective and Humane Prison Reform for the New American Reality
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Beckman Center: 100 Academy Way, Irvine CA 92617
Within the last year, multiple states have moved to limit or even abolish the use of long-term solitary confinement in prison, the federal government has piloted programs to restore Pell grants to prisoners to provide financial support for education, and Congress passed the First Step Act to reform federal sentencing laws. What motivated these reforms, what do they actually mean for people in prison, and, most importantly, how will they affect us as citizens, neighbors, and taxpayers?
Join the Social Ecology ChangeMakers and professor Keramet Reiter as she discusses prison reform in the United States, and California especially.