LOCKED UP: KEYS TO PRISON CHANGE

 

LOCKED UP: KEYS TO PRISON CHANGE

THE CONFERENCE ON ALTERNATIVES

TO MASS INCARCERATION

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST

BROAD STREET MINISTRIES, 302 S. Broad Street, Phila.

 

Information/registration: www.Locked us.US  610-328-6101

 

“American Criminal Justice from within: what works, what doesn’t work” with Leon King, Commissioner of Philadelphia Prisons; Devon Brown, DC Commissioner of Prisons, and Michael Jacobson, former NYC Commissioner of Prisons and author of Downsizing Prisons: How To Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration. Introduction by Cody Anderson, WURD AM, moderator William DiMascio, PA Prison Society

 

“Transforming American Criminal Justice” with Julia Hall, Drexel University, Kimberly Haven of Justice Maryland, and Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project.

Introduction by Michael Coard, Esquire, moderator Angus Love of the Institutional Law Project. A reading about Restorative Justice by prisoner/author, James Paluch

 

“The Future of American Criminal Justice” with Angela Davis, author of Are Prisons Obsolete?, Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, and DC Commissioner of Corrections, Devon Brown. Introduction by Kay Harris, Temple University, moderator to be announced.

 

Possible private fund-raiser/reception to be announced

 

Awards presentation with Sonia Sanchez offering a new poem in tribute to three women who’ve been going into Graterford Prison for more than 30 years:  Queen Mother Nana Ama Akofo, Mrs. Annie D. Hyman, both of PASCEP, and Mrs. Emily Rollins of Bridgeway

 

Concert with Byard Lancaster and the Blues Messengers, and poet, Lamont Steptoe

 

Co-Sponsors: Larry Robin, Moonstone, Judith Trustone, SageWriters, Broad St. Ministries, Philly Jazz

 

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