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Mass Incarceration: Ending the Trend of Imprisoning America
September 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The overuse of prisons, jails, and other forms of correctional control as tools to address broader societal issues is a failed American experiment. The transcendent harm inflicted by mass incarceration cannot be overstated, and over the past four decades, the United States has become the face of it.
The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) works for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system in the Deep South. One of our focus areas is ending mass incarceration. SCHR’s work to reduce mass incarceration takes on many of its primary drivers with the ultimate goal of decarceration and liberation of individuals, families, and communities torn apart by involvement in the system.
Please join us as we welcome a panel of experts to address the issue of mass incarceration, its impact on communities, and alternatives.
Waleisah Wilson, Client Services Advocate, Southern Center for Human Rights
Ebony Brown, Staff Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights
Eric Alexander, Senior Advocate, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Catherine Jones, Co-Director, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Chyna Quarker, Referral Manager, Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative