Show: A Progressive Voice

Episode: 0420 “On Prison Advocacy” SPEAR Conference

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City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say Complaints about corruption unheeded; state officials disagree July 06, 2013 By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

This was Panel 4 “On Prison Advocacy” filmed on April 5, 2014 (SPEAR Conference ) featuring Jeremy Haile Federal Advocacy Counsel The Sentencing Project and Margaret Winter is Associate Director of the ACLU National Prison Project and Liliana Segura is Associate Editor of The Nation. She also writes about prisons and harsh sentencing

This video comes at a crucial time when we are discussing and rethinking issues involving mass incarceration and racial violence that is happening in cities across the US.

The event was a 2 day conference on April 4-5, of 2014 organized by the Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) hosted "Building a New Criminal Justice: Mobilizing Students for Reform," a conference at Princeton University. The conference enabled students to discuss how to "build and transition to a new system of criminal justice that prioritizes effectiveness, fairness, and humanity."

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