This Friday, speakers at ASU Law School will offer a seminar titled “Corporatization of the Criminal Justice System.”
According to organizers, the event will include a variety of speakers including scholars, attorneys, and advocates “working on the pressing issue of the role of private prisons in mass incarceration and immigration detention.”
The keynote speaker will be Ben Jealous, former CEO and President of the NAACP.
The event opens at 1:30 p.m. and ends with an 8:45 p.m. reception.
Other organizations involved include Abolish Private Prisons, Changing Hands Bookstore, Osborn Maledon, the American Constitution Society, and the Carolina Academic Press.
Organizers plan to address numerous topics, including the relationship between private prisons and:
- the length and severity of sentences and availability of parole
- mass incarceration’s impact on communities of color
Speakers at the event will examine prisons, parole, immigration detention, bail, and probation.Follow @azatty