December 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
What Do You Want From Our Prisons?
The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world, with over a million individuals behind bars in thousands of facilities, yet each of us might have very different ideas of what should be accomplished by imprisoning others.
For many, it’s simply a matter of public safety or using prison time as a deterrent, but are there other reasons for incarceration? Do we have a goal of rehabilitating offenders or are we simply punishing them?
Join us as we explore the role of prisons in America and ask whether they are meeting our expectations.
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