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The United States has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world, a rate that has increased by 500 percent in the past 40 years. In response to this crisis, Bennington College will host a two-day conference at the The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) focused on improving the justice and incarceration system in America. The conference is integrated into CAPA's initiative on incarceration, which includes public lectures, developing curriculum, and opportunities for generating powerful solutions.

Fall 2014 Conference

  • Title | Incarceration in America
  • Dates | October 10–11, 2014
  • Location | Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Bennington College
  • Contact | capa@bennington.edu
  • Public is welcome

Panels

  • Juvenile Detention
  • Incarceration, Race, and Class
  • Incarceration and Public Health
  • Alternatives to Incarceration and Re-entry
  • Collateral Consequences
  • A Vision of the Future

Panelists

  • Bart Lubow, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bernard Kerik, The Kerik Group
  • David Soares, Albany County District Attorney
  • Eric Cadora, Justice Mapping Center
  • Gabriel Sayegh, Drug Policy Alliance, New York
  • George McDonald, The Doe Fund
  • Glenn Martin, JustLeadershipUSA
  • JoAnne Page, The Fortune Society
  • Jonathan Gradess, New York State Defenders Association
  • Kim Gilhuly, Human Impact Partners
  • Kirk James, The Fortune Society
  • Liz Gaynes, The Osborne Association
  • Margaret Colgate Love, Lawyer and Author
  • Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project
  • Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative
  • Nell Bernstein, Author and Activist
  • Pat Nolan, Lawyer, Politician, and Activist
  • Ravi Ragbir, New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC
  • Rita Zimmer, Housing+Solutions
  • Robert Creamer, Democracy Partners
  • Robert Fullilove, Columbia University
  • Soffiyah Elijah, Correctional Association of New York
  • Todd Clear, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
  • Vincent Schiraldi, NYC Department of Probation
  • Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship

*subject to change