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Reforms in Prisons and the Criminal Justice System
Bi-partisan discussions about prison reform go back and forth in both state and federal legislatures, but the United States still incarcerates more than two million people. In some jails and prisons, conditions remain deplorable. Funds are being cut in the federal system, compromising some rehabilitation efforts. Judy Patterson Wenzel, author of Light from the Cage: 25 Years in a Prison Classroom, will lead a discussion about who is incarcerated --and about the need for prison education. We will discuss America’s focus on punishment instead of rehabilitation and healing and how race has become such a potent reality in the criminal justice system.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 10/17/2018
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Wenzel Judy
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED