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    Re-Entry Following Incarceration

    Policy analysts and former prison inmates talked about the importance of education and job training for inmates. They spoke about a variety of topics, including academic counseling, mentoring services, and some of…

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    Criminal Justice System

    Nicholas Turner spoke about the state of the criminal justice system and what needs to be done to advance change. He showed a brief video. This was the opening keynote address of the forum…

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    Education and Training in Correctional Institutions

    State and federal policy analysts and correctional education administrators talked about inmate job training and education during incarceration. They also discussed some of the barriers that prevent access to…

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    Hook and Where the River Bends

    Randall Horton, author of Hook: A Memoir, and Michael McRay, author of Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners, discuss their respective books. They spoke…

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    Death on Hold

    Burton and Anita Folsom talked about their book, Death on Hold: A Prisoner’s Desperate Prayer and the Unlikely Family Who Became God’s Answer. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale…

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    Book Discussion on Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, in which she recalls the Attica prison uprising that took place at the…

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    From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

    Professor Elizabeth Hinton talked about her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, in which she traces the rise of incarceration in…

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    Crossing the Yard

    Richard Shelton talked about his book Crossing the Yard: Thirty Years as a Prison Volunteer, in which he chronicles his time as a volunteer creative writing teacher at a local prison. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Felons' Voting Rights

    Marc Mauer talked about limitations to convicted felons' right to vote and the report released October 6, 2016, by the Sentencing Project, Six Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony…

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    Health Care of Federal Inmates

    Seth Freed Wessler talked by video from New York City about his investigation into prisoner health care at privately-run federal prison facilities. His report cites instances of substandard care…

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    Judiciary Committee Policing Conference

    Members of the House Judiciary Committee’s Federal Bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group spoke to reporters following a meeting in Detroit with community leaders and law enforcement…

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    Commuted Sentences

    Gregory Korte talked about commutation, how it differs from a pardon, and the issue of mandatory minimum sentences. On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal…

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    Justice Department Decision on Private Prisons

    Carl Takei talked about the Justice Department’s decision to end contracts with private prisons after officials concluded that such facilities are less safe and effective than federally run…

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    National Urban League Conference, Morning Session

    This session of the National Urban League’s 2016 conference featured two panel discussions moderated by Al Sharpton. The first panel was on criminal justice policy and the second was on…

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    After Words with Shaka Senghor

    Shaka Senghor talked about his book Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, in which he discusses his 19 years in prison and his life since his release. He was…

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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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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Conservatives talked about methods to reform the criminal justice system. Panelists used examples of methods used by conservative state governments in efforts to lower costs to taxpayers, preserve families, and…

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    Discussion on Prisons

    Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America and Baz Dreisinger, author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to…

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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 ways…

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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 the…

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