Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Inside Private Prisons (Washington, DC)
Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
6:00 p.m. - Check-in + reception with hors d'oeuvres
6:30 p.m. - Program
7:45 p.m. - Book signing
Fact: More than 100,000 individuals in the US are held in private prisons and private immigration detention centers. These institutions are criticized for making money off mass incarceration―$5 billion every year―and have become a focus of the anti-mass incarceration movement. The Department of Justice under President Obama attempted to cut off private prisons, while DOJ under Trump has embraced these institutions.
Few journalists or scholars have seen these prisons firsthand―until now. Join Lauren-Brooke Eisen―senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice―for the launch of her new book, Inside Private Prisons, as she reflects on her unprecedented access to our nation’s private penal system and what she’s uncovered about these corporate prisons. She will be joined by Glenn Martin of JustLeadershipUSA and CNN's Laura Jarrett will moderate the discussion.
Lauren-Brooke Eisen, author, Inside Private Prisons; senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice
Glenn Martin, Founder and President, JustLeadershipUSA
Laura Jarrett, Reporter, CNN (moderator)
This program is produced by The Brennan Center for Justice in partnership with the NYU John Brademas Center, and hosted by NYU Washington, DC.
Light refreshments will be served.