Mass Incarceration & Its Alternatives
November 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hal and Mal's
200 Commerce St. , Jackson, MS 39201
Mississippi has a mass incarceration problem, with the fifth highest imprisonment rate in the country and a 38% recidivism rate. Fortunately, things are starting to change. Criminal justice reform has recently received a groundswell of support across the political spectrum out of concerns for fiscal responsibility and public safety, as well as moral outrage at inmate mistreatment. Policy makers are starting to listen and have introduced a variety of alternative approaches.
Join America’s Future Foundation and the Center for the Study of Liberty, for a discussion on the ups and downs of criminal justice- connecting big ideas in a local context. Editor of Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration, Dr. Chris Surprenant will equip attendees with relevant facts and policy suggestions they can use to engage others in conversations about this complex, politically charged subject.
Our goal is for everyone to leave with a clearer understanding of the existing problems and new ideas for viable paths forward. We hope you can join us for a fun, stimulating exchange of perspectives on this important topic! RSVP now.
5:30 PM – Reception & Check-In
6:00 PM – Speaker Remarks and Q&A
7:00 PM – Closing Reception