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Get Smart on Crime:
New Directions in America's Incarceration Policy
Wednesday, December 10
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Locking up the "bad guys" has been America's reaction to crime for decades. The result has been soaring budgetary costs, the highest incarceration rates in the world, and a track record of ineffectiveness and waste. A large body of rigorous research now demonstrates that America's incarceration is excessive and counter-productive. A reform movement is championing a move toward smart sentencing to improve safety and economic opportunity while restraining the growing fiscal drain of America's prisons. Leading state and national experts chart new directions in America's incarceration policy. Reception following the event.
Judge Leonardo Castro is currently a District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District (Ramsey County). He was appointed by Governor Dayton in 2012. Prior to his appointment he served as a public defender for 20 years in Minnesota, including as a Chief Public Defender of Hennepin County.Among the many boards and committees of which he has served are the Minnesota Supreme Court Criminal Rules Advisory Committee and the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selections.
Chris Uggen is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota. He studies crime, law, and deviance, particularly prison reentry, disenfranchisement, discrimination, and health inequalities. His outreach and engagement projects include editing The Society Pages (with Doug Hartmann), a multimedia social science project drawing over one million readers per month. Jeff Manza, he wrote Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (2006, Oxford). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
John Croman joined KARE 11 in December of 1997 after stops in Phoenix, Omaha and Lawrence, Kansas. His reporting has garnered numerous regional Emmys and Associated Press awards. Croman earned his journalism degree from the University of Kansas. He began his broadcast news career in radio and then moved to TV.
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