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Series focuses on justice system, through April 27

The Princeton Justice Project is sponsoring a series of lectures in March and April called "An Unjust Sentence?" focusing on the U.S. criminal justice system. The following are the lecture subjects and dates:

  • Four inmates from New Jersey Department of Corrections facilities will discuss their experiences at prison at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in McCosh 2.
  • Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and Angelyn Frazer, state organizing director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, will examine problems with drug sentencing and mandatory minimums at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in 1 Robertson Hall.
  • Princeton faculty members Cornel West, Bruce Western and Devah Pager and Georgetown University law professor David Cole will discuss racial discrimination in criminal sentencing, incarceration and societal re-entry at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in McCosh 46.
  • Chris Kosseff, director of mental health for New Jersey state prisons, and Nancy Wolff, director of the Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, and a panel of lawyers and psychologists will speak on problems of mental health in the criminal justice system at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in 6 Friend Center.
  • A panel discussion on alternatives to prison, mental health and drug courts will conclude the series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in 1 Robertson Hall. Panelists will include Drew Smith, founder of Restorative Solutions; Jean Ross, a mental health advocate and lawyer; and John Monahan, director of Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Services.

For more information, contact the conference coordinators, Spencer Compton or Krista Brune.

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