Reversing Mass Incarceration lecture

Reversing Mass Incarceration:
Opportunities for Transforming the Criminal Justice System

a presentation and Q&A with University of Chicago scholars

Neil Guterman, PhD
Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor
Dean, School of Social Service Administration
Matthew Epperson, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration
 Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cocktails and appetizers will be served
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street
3rd floor, Ambassador Room
New York, NY 10017 

$10.00 per guest
Kindly RSVP by Friday, September 4.
 RSVP here or for additional information about this event,
please email Heidi Nagel or call 773.702.1172.   

Though the U.S. holds only 5% of the world’s population, it houses 25% of the world’s prisoners – more than any other country in the world – and spends over $50 billion a year in mass incarceration

We face an opportunity to reverse the failed experiment of mass incarceration – rethinking our approach to punishment, prisons and jails, and the rehabilitation of former inmates.
But reversing mass incarceration poses new challenges to individuals, families, and communities. This program will discuss the policy, practice, and research synergies needed to develop a systematic alternative to mass incarceration, and to help the formerly incarcerated as they return to society, find homes and jobs, and lead safe, healthy, and productive lives.