The Justice Roundtable calendar features its meetings and events, in addition to relevant Capitol Hill briefings and hearings, and partner and affiliate workshops, trainings, conferences, and other events.
The “Treatment Industrial Complex (TIC)” is the movement of for-profit prison companies like CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group into sectors that were traditionally more oriented toward treatment and rehabilitation, such as diversion, re-entry programs, and “alternatives to incarceration” like electronic monitoring. The profitization of community corrections poses a serious threat to the movement to end mass incarceration, and the work to shrink the size and scope of the criminal justice system. Due to their extensive economic and political…Find out more »
The Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs invites you to Mayor Muriel Bowser's Annual Excellence in Reentry Ceremony. Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm (program starts at 7:00 pm) Location: 2235 Shannon Pl., S.E. (2nd floor Hearing Room) Closest metro: 2 blocks from Anacostia Metro Station (Green Line) The event is open to the public. Food and light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. To RSVP: visit https://excellenceinreentry.eventbrite.com To share the event with your friends, feel free…Find out more »
Earlier this year, the American Civil Liberties Union published the first-ever nationwide report documenting the special dangers of solitary confinement for people who have physical disabilities. Please join us for a Congressional briefing on this important issue and to hear direct testimony from prisoners who survived the unique challenges of having a disability in solitary confinement Panelist Info Jamelia Morgan, Staff Attorney at the Abolitionist Law Center. Author of the 2017 ACLU report titled Caged In: Solitary Confinement’s Devastating Harms…Find out more »
The Sentencing Project invites you to a Community Family Life Services fundraiser to benefit women returning home from prison. “Echoes of the Invisible Woman” Spoken Word Poetry Fundraiser will feature stories of formerly incarcerated women's first hand experiences. Stories of survival, perseverance and revival. Each year approximately 20,000 persons return home to our region from serving their time in prison. Most of these men and women will experience great difficulty in managing basic necessities for successful reentry into society. Difficulties in finding…Find out more »
Join the Urban Institute as we present the challenges people with criminal records face while seeking employment and discuss how best to create access to stable, well-paying jobs for some of Washington, DC’s most vulnerable residents. In a recent study, Urban researchers found that one in seven Washingtonians have a criminal record in the court system, but only half of them have a conviction. Because of flaws in criminal background checks, employers can receive reports that include records without a…Find out more »
Join the United States Sentencing Commission and other top experts in the federal sentencing field at one of two National Seminars in 2017. Seminar registration for Baltimore (May 31-June 2) and Denver (September 6-8) are now open on a first come, first served basis. There is no cost to register. Topics include: · Major Federal Crime Types · Introduction to the Guidelines · Supervised Release · Bureau of Prisons Issues · Ethics · Restitution Click here for more informationFind out more »