Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health
NYU School of Law's Vanderbilt Hall: Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
(at corner of Macdougal)
New York, NY 10012
12:00 p.m. - Check-in
12:30 p.m. - Program
1:45 p.m. - Book signing
There are a shocking 2.2 million Americans behind bars right now, but how can we cure America of its epidemic of mass punishment? Leaders across the criminal justice movement share an array of reform ideas, including improving prison conditions, creating effective youth re-entry programs, changes to the parole model, alternatives for mental health and drug addiction issues, and models of new industries to replace the prison economy.
Speakers include Robin Steinberg, Founder of the Bronx Defenders, and Judith A. Greene, a Former Soros Senior Justice Fellow and criminal justice expert, both contributors to Decarcerating America, The New Press volume, edited by Ernest Drucker. They will be in conversation with Nicole Zayas Fortier, advocacy and policy counsel at the ACLU.
Nicole Zayas Fortier, Advocacy & Policy Counsel at the Campaign for Smart Justice, American Civil Liberties Union
Judith A. Greene, Former Soros Senior Justice fellow; Contributor, Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health
Robin Steinberg, Founder, Bronx Defenders; Contributor, Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health