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    Incarceration in the Late 20th Century

    Professor Dan Berger talked about the U.S prison system in the late 20th century and the politics behind it. He spoke about how mass incarceration arose in response to the unexpected…

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    Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America

    Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America was the first-prize high school west division winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Daniela…

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    Economic Consequences of the Criminal Justice System

    Obama administration officials, journalists, business leaders, and economists discussed the economic consequences of the criminal justice system. A panel analyzed data from a report by…

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    Open Phones with Baz Dreisinger

    Baz Dreisinger talked about her book, Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, and responded to viewer comments and questions. She was interviewed at the…

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    Aleph Institute Summit on Prison Sentencing Laws, Part 1

    The Aleph Institute, a non-profit dedicated to helping prisoners and other groups, hosted a summit with law experts, lawmakers, state attorneys general, and federal judges on sentencing…

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    Aleph Institute Summit on Prison Sentencing Laws, Part 2

    The Aleph Institute, a non-profit dedicated to helping prisoners and other groups, held a summit today/Monday on prison sentencing laws. Participants included federal judges,…

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    Federal Prison Reform

    Alan Mollohan talked about recommendations made by his congressionally-appointed task force on possible changes to the federal prison system.

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    Death Penalty in 2015

    Robert Dunham talked about the Death Penalty Information Center’s annual report. According to the report, only six states carried out executions in 2015, resulting in the lowest…

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    Attorney General Lynch on Incarceration and Poverty

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke about criminal justice system practices that contribute to the cycle of poverty and create significant barriers to reentry. "A Cycle of…

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    Book Discussion on Prelude to Prison

    Marsha Weissman talked about her book, Prelude to Prison: Student Perspectives on School Suspension, about the link between school suspension and incarceration in the United States.…

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    Prisoner Rehabilitation

    The executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections and Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life Reentry project discussed the challenges facing…

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    Children of Prisoners

    Panelists discussed the impact of incarcerated parents on children and the family structure. “What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?” was part of the day-long…

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    Prison Diversion Programs

    Danielle Sered, of the Vera Institute of Justice, talked about how she brings victims of crimes and the perpetrators together for a mutually beneficial experience. “The Case for…

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    Criminal Justice in New Orleans

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) talked about efforts in his city to reduce both its incarceration and crime rates in tandem, the challenges to those efforts, and the last effects of…

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    Incarceration in the U.S.

    Three criminal justice experts talked about incarceration practices in the United States, in particular the dramatic increase in the prison population in recent decades and the role…

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    History of Incarceration

    Panelists talked about the history of incarceration and prison reform in the Unites States. The panelists examined different trends in prison structure and inmate control from the…

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    U.S. Prison System

    Two former inmates talked about possible changes to the U.S. prison system. They each described what led to their incarceration, their experience in jail, and areas in which the…

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    Representative Bass on Criminal Justice Reform

    Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about criminal justice reform efforts, particularly those aimed at young women and girls. She also discussed appropriations and funding…

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    President Obama Visits Integrity House

    President Obama spoke to reporters while visiting Integrity House in Newark, New Jersey. Integrity House is a drug rehabilitation facility that works closely with formerly incarcerated…

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    President Obama on Criminal Justice Reform

    In remarks at the Rutgers University’s Center for Law and Justice, President Obama announced new criminal justice reform measures. He announced new grants to help former…

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