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Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives: Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections  Press Conference and Public Briefing
January 26, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 7:05 am EST

On behalf of Chair J.C. Watts, Jr. and Vice-Chair Alan B. Mollohan, you are invited to join the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections and Members of Congress for the release of the Task Force’s recommendations for improving the federal corrections system.

Registration is required to attend this event.

The Colson Task Force was established by Congressional mandate in 2014 as a nine‐person, bipartisan, blue ribbon panel charged with developing practical, data-driven recommendations to enhance public safety by creating a more just and efficient federal corrections system. Informed by over a year of fact-finding, rigorous data analysis, and discussions with key experts and stakeholders, the independent Task Force’s recommendations to the US Congress, the President, and the Attorney General provide a blueprint for reforms to the federal corrections system that are sensible, cost-effective strategies to reduce crime and restore lives.

This event with the Colson Task Force is sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and other Members of Congress.

A full list of speakers will be shared in advance of the event.

The Colson Task Force members:

J.C. Watts, Jr., Chair 
J.C. Watts Companies
Congressman (R-OK) (1995–2003)
Craig DeRoche 
Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Prison Fellowship Member, Michigan House of Representatives (R-38th District) (2003–2008); Speaker (2005–2006)
David C. Iglesias 
Director, Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics, Wheaton College
US Attorney for the District of Mexico (2001–2007)
Jay Neal 
Criminal Justice Liaison, Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Representative, Georgia General Assembly (R-Lafayette) (2005–2013)
Alan B. Mollohan, Vice-ChairCongressman (D-WV)
Laurie O. Robinson 
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society,
George Mason University
Assistant Attorney General,
Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice (1993–2000; 2009–2012)
Cynthia W. Roseberry 
Project Manager, Clemency Project 2014
Executive Director, Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia (2009–2014)
Judge Ricardo M. Urbina 
Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS
Judge, US District Court for the District of Columbia (1994–2012)
John E. Wetzel
Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (2010–present)
Warden, Franklin County (PA) Jail (2002–2010)