Please join us for a discussion of mass incarceration, the prison system in America, and the transformative impact of education for incarcerated people. Appetizers provided!
Location: Harris Hall, Room 107
Jennifer Lackey -- Jennifer is the director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program and also regularly teaches at Stateville Correctional Center. On campus, she is a Professor of Philosophy and researches social epistemology, with a focus on the rationality of punishment, credibility and false confessions, and disagreement.
Eduardo Bocanegra -- Eddie is a Senior Director of the Heartland Alliance READI Chicago, an organization focused on decreasing gun violence in Chicago, and connecting those most at risk of committing violence to jobs, therapy, and community support services. At 18, he himself was sent to prison and has attributed his current success to the education programs he participated while in prison.
Sheila Bedi -- Sheila is a Clinical Law Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Her work focuses on reducing incarceration rates, ensuring fairness in the administrative of justice, challenging abusive prison conditions, and improving incarcerated people's access to public education and mental health services.
Daniel Greenfield -- Daniel is an attorney at the MacArthur Justice Center as the Solitary Confinement Appellate Litigation Fellow. His work focuses on appellate litigation to end prolonged solitary confinement – the practice of isolating people in small cells for up to 24 hours a day for months, years and sometimes decades.
Andy Papachristos -- Andy is a professor of Sociology and the Director of the Northwestern Network and Neighborhood Initiative. His research focuses on gun violence, police misconduct, and urban neighborhoods.