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The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review is proud to announce its annual panel entitled, “Mass Incarceration: Prison Conditions and the Collateral Damage to Communities of Color.” Scholarship from this event will be featured in Volume VI of the Review. A video of the panel will be available on this page shortly after the event date.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Panel Discussion, Room E352: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reception, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge:    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146

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Three (3) General CLE credits approved by the Florida Bar are available to registrants at no cost.

About the Event

The University of Miami Law Race & Social Justice Review panel discussion is an event that covers a particular issue or theme that will be highlighted in the annual volume published in the spring. “Mass Incarceration: Prison Conditions and the Collateral Damage to Communities of Color,” will provide a forum for a timely discussion about where we are as a nation regarding over-incarceration. Specifically, the panel will focus on the conditions our incarcerated citizenry are subjected to. The event will take a multi-perspective look at the legal, economic, political, social, and psychological issues associated with the current conditions within U.S. prisons and jails. “Mass Incarceration” will bring together academics, activists, and attorneys with the goal of furthering the scholarly discussion on these issues and identifying potential solutions to this systemic, multi-layered problem.

Distinguished Panelists

Randall C. Berg, Jr., Esq., Executive Director, Florida Justice Institute
Paul Prestia, Esq., Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Abuses Attorney
Margo Schlanger, Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Brenda V. Smith, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law at American University
Paul Wright, Founder and Executive Director, Human Rights Defense Center; Editor, Prison Legal News

Moderated By: Donald Jones, Professor of Law, Miami Law

Panelists’ Biographies

Tentative Schedule

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. In Person Registration and Check In

5:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. Welcome Remarks and Introduction

5:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Tragic Case of Kalief Browder

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Current Conditions in U.S. Prisons

6:30 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Break

6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. The Impact of Prison Conditions on Minority Communities

7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Discussion of Potential Reforms and Closing

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Reception

Event Sponsors
Miami Law HOPE Public Interest Resource Center | Miami Law LAFAC


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