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Confronting the Mass Incarceration Crisis in the United States

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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From 1980 to 2008, the number of people incarcerated in the United States quadrupled from roughly 500,000 to 2.3 million people. Today, 1 in every 31 adults, or roughly 3.2% of the U.S. population is under some form of correctional control.

This Rutgers Law Review symposium will examine the law, policies, and procedures that contribute to mass incarceration. Among the issues to be covered are the increase in the use of the criminal justice system to address social problems, conditions of confinement, and how barriers facing the incarcerated upon reentry increase the likelihood of re-incarceration. Finally, the symposium will examine approaches for reforming the system from judicial, legislative and direct advocacy perspectives.

Topics include:
The School-to-Prison Pipeline
Racial Profiling and Unconstitutional Stop & Frisks
Mandatory minimums, recidivist enhancements, and the limits on judicial discretion
The "War on Drugs" and Three Strikes Laws
Disenfranchisement and discrimination against the formerly incarcerated
Proposals for reform

FREE FOR THOSE NOT SEEKING CLE CREDIT. Use promo code NOCLE195. Coffee, tea and lunch included. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.
Faculty: Vincent Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights
The Honorable Mark Bennett, U.S. Dist. Iowa
Mark Osler, University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota
Alexander Shalom, ACLU of New Jersey
David Mills, Stanford Law School
Norris Henderson, V.O.T.E.
Dr. Todd Clear, Provost of Rutgers-Newark
Rick Jones, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Michael Corriero, Executive Director and Founder of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice
Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, Cardozo School of Law
Location:Rutgers School of Law-Newark
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Credits:CLE: NJ: 6.3 | NY: 6.0 | PA: 5.0
Subject Areas:Criminal Law
Government Law
Detailed Information:Program Announcement
Registration for this program is now closed. Please see the full listing for upcoming IPE programs.