Save the Date: November 17, 2011
Capitol Weekly and the University of California present a conference on the state's correctional system.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The challenges of the state's penal system are well-known. Overcrowding, realignment, health-care flaws, pervasive violence, the clash of powerful political forces, privatization, the inability to instill lasting reforms, parole deficiencies, recidivism – and more; a comprehensive and informative discussion about California correctional issues. This will be a full-day program featuring four panel discussions and a keynote speaker during the lunch hour.
Confirmed speakers include: Don Novey, former head of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association; Jim Gomez, former state prisons director and now head of the California Association of Health Facilities; Craig Brown, former director of the state Finance Department and former head of the California Youth Authority; Jeanne Woodford, former warden of San Quentin Prison and former state prisons director; Theresa Hughes, president and founder of Wings for Life; Vanessa Nelson, co-director of the Life Support Alliance, a parole advocacy group; Charles Pattillo, executive director of the California Prison Industry Authority; David Warren, a long-time advocate for inmate rights in the Capitol and CDCR; UC Davis' Sasha Abramsky, author of "American Furies: Crime, Punishment and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment;" Dan Macallair, executive director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.
The Conference will take place at the Crest Theatre, 10th and K Streets, Sacramento, Calif. 95814. Registration opens at 8 a.m., panels begin at 9 a.m.
Note: For further information, call Kathy Brown at 916 444-7665 ext 151, or contact her by email [email protected]
Sponsors include Wayne Hughes, an advocate of faith-based prison reform. For details on sponsorships, call Tim Foster at Capitol Weekly, 916 444-7665 ext 131.
SOURCE Capitol Weekly