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Incarceration and Inequality

A new Brennan Center report shows how involvement with the criminal justice system depresses individuals’ earnings — a pattern that contributes to racial and economic disparities. A virtual panel will discuss why ending mass incarceration is both a moral and economic imperative.

Past: September 16, 2020 12:00 pm
This is a virtual event
Speakers:
  • Wes Moore
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  • L.B. Eisen
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  • Ames Grawert
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  • Terry-Ann Craigie
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery
Incarceration and Inequality

The United States’ 400-year history of racial injustice continues to produce profound economic inequalities today. A new Brennan Center report shows how involvement with the criminal justice system lowers individuals’ earnings — a pattern that contributes to racial and economic disparities, and casts doubt on whether second chances are possible for affected individuals.

Please join us on September 16 for a discussion on why ending mass incarceration is both a moral and economic imperative and a vital step toward closing the racial wealth gap. Experts from the Brennan Center’s Justice Program will be joined by Wes Moore, a New York Times bestselling author and the CEO of Robin Hood.

This event is produced in partnership with Robin HoodNew York University’s John Brademas Center, and NYU Votes.

Speakers:

  • Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood
  • L.B. Eisen, Director, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Ames Grawert, Senior Counsel, John L. Neu Justice Counsel, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Terry-Ann Craigie, Economics Fellow, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Moderated by Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch

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