How can more humane jails impact people held behind bars and society at large, and what are some successful examples? This panel — including jail and prison administrators — discusses what a functioning jail system can look like when oriented toward providing programs and meaningful supports to prevent and reduce crime.
Featuring: Leann K. Bertsch, senior vice president of corrections at Management and Training Corporation, former director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Luis Quinones, CUNY alumnus, former member and mentor at the Institute for Justice and Opportunity, and program manager for elder services at Correctional Health Services, NYC Health + Hospitals; Stanley Richards, deputy chief executive officer of the Fortune Society; and John Wetzel, former Pennsylvania secretary of corrections. Moderated by Julio Medina, founder, executive director, and CEO of Exodus Transitional Community.
Presented with the CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance.