Upcoming Event: Three Perspectives on Race and Incarceration
This Thursday, Feb. 4, Stanford Law School will host a panel entitled “Three Perspectives on Race and Incarceration” (free and open to public with RSVP at link above):
Why are people of color—African American males in particular—grossly over-represented in prisons and in jails relative to the numbers in the U.S. population? What happens to them in prison? What happens when they get out? The purpose of this panel is to examine the causes and consequences of racial disparities in imprisonment from three different vantage points. Professor Steven Raphael will discuss the relationship between criminal justice policies and racial disparities in imprisonment. Filmmaker Tamara Perkins will discuss a new documentary she is developing which tells the stories of black men in San Quentin State Prison. Finally, Chief Ronald Davis will discuss a re-entry program he has developed in collaboration with Free At Last in East Palo Alto.