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Frozen in Time: Racist Traditions and the Prison System

In the United States, the growth of the prison industry is largely a result of policy changes—not actual crime rates. The punishing post-release design assures that ever larger segments of the population—particularly people of color, the young, and the mentally ill—are thwarted when trying to re-integrate into their communities. This panel discusses this form of institutionalized racism and how we can implement change through the legal system and through education.

Moderated by Jackson Taylor

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