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July 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
This forum held July 25 from 11:30 am to 2 pm at George Washington University Law School will explore clemency for drug offenses, focusing on its pros and cons during the Bush, Clinton and Obama presidencies; how it is being handled during the Trump presidency and concrete ways it can be enhanced today and beyond.
Lunch & Press Reception with Q & A featuring Alice Johnson, life without parole sentence for drug conspiracy commuted by President Trump. Facilitator, MiAngel Cody, Executive Director, The Decarceration Collective with panelists and other special guests.
Panels Moderated by Nkechi Taifa, Convener Justice Roundtable Coalition:
What it Was
Roy Austin, former White House Domestic Policy Council
Rachel Barkow, Commissioner U.S. Sentencing Commission
Jason Hernandez, sentence commutation by President Obama
Amy Povah, Director CAN-DO Foundation & Clinton era commutee
What it Is
Mark Holden, General Counsel, Koch Industries
Van Jones, political commentator, host of The Van Jones Show
Brittany Barnett, founder Buried Alive Project, Attorney for Alice Johnson
What it Can Be
Mark Osler, Professor & Distinguished Chair, Univ. of St. Thomas Law School
Paul Larkin, Senior Fellow, Meese Center, Heritage Foundation
Ebony Underwood, founder, We Got Us Now
Andrea James, Executive Director, National Council Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women & Girls