Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned

Civic NYC • 6 December 2018
Event date 6 Dec '18 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
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Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison in Maryland and New York and Why More People Must Come Home 

Life sentences are causing people to die in prison, and tearing families and communities apart, creating hopelessness, and upholding U.S. legacies of racism and punishment. A movement is growing to fundamentally challenge them. 

Join us for this unique event examining the effects of lengthy and life sentences in Maryland, New York, and across the country. Our panels will include speakers who have come home after decades in prison, who will be joined by family members, policy makers, and community activists as we explore the opportunities we have right now to bring people home, reunite children with their parents, shorten sentences, invest in effective programs and strengthening communities, all while saving millions of dollars. 

The event is coordinated and sponsored by: Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP), the Justice Policy Institute, the Center for Justice at Columbia University, The Osborne Association, the Columbia Justice Lab, and The Riverside Church. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00-8:30pm 

Light refreshments will be served. 

The Riverside Church 
490 Riverside Drive - Room 540 
New York, NY 10027

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10 months agoAdd to Calender 2018-12-06 23:00:00 2018-12-06 23:00:00 Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison in Maryland and New York and Why More People Must Come Home  Life sentences are causing people to die in prison, and tearing families and communities apart, creating hopelessness, and upholding U.S. legacies of racism and punishment. A movement is growing to fundamentally challenge them.  Join us for this unique event examining the effects of lengthy and life sentences in Maryland, New York, and across the country. Our panels will include speakers who have come home after decades in prison, who will be joined by family members, policy makers, and community activists as we explore the opportunities we have right now to bring people home, reunite children with their parents, shorten sentences, invest in effective programs and strengthening communities, all while saving millions of dollars.  The event is coordinated and sponsored by: Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP), the Justice Policy Institute, the Center for Justice at Columbia University, The Osborne Association, the Columbia Justice Lab, and The Riverside Church.  Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00-8:30pm  Light refreshments will be served.  The Riverside Church  490 Riverside Drive - Room 540  New York, NY 10027 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/justice-long-overdue-lessons-learned-ticke… America/New_York public Racial Justice