Maze of Injustice: Incarceration in Small & Rural America

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180 Cherry Hill Rd

180 Cherry Hill Road

Ronks, PA 17572

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Explore how mass incarceration touches every American community at this immersive, one-of-a-kind art and community event.

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Join us for an immersive, interactive day of music and programming in an exhibition curated and co-created by renowned artist and Lancaster-native Jesse Krimes. This experience includes a customized corn maze and communally created textiles, exploring how mass incarceration impacts every American community. The day’s speakers will tackle local, state and national criminal justice issues to inspire transformation and reimagining of the maze of the American Justice system--from which it can be nearly impossible to escape.

We'll close the day with a performance by country music star Terri Clark.

Free and open to the public



Maze Exploration


Welcoming Remarks


Opening Plenary

Local Jails: Mass Incarceration’s Front Door

• Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

• Jeff Hawkes, Lancaster News Press

Moderator: Jasmine Heiss


“Don’t Jail Me” Interactive Experience


Artist Talk with Jesse Krimes



Women in the Justice System

• Piper Kerman, Author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

• TaWanda Stallworth, Program Development Director at Camp Curtin YMCA

• Lindsey Ober, Family Services Advocate at Compass Mark

Moderator: Pastor Naomi Leapheart


Closing Plenary

A Vision for Justice: State and Local Momentum Toward Criminal Justice Reform

• Mark Wilson, Director of Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole; President of The County Chief Probation and Parole Officers Association

• Brandon Flood, Pennsylvania Secretary of Pardons

Moderator: Rev. Doctor Trulear, Healing Communities


Musical Performance featuring TERRI CLARK!

We'll close the day with a performance by country music star Terri Clark at Cherry Crest. Entrance is FREE to the first 200 attendees of daytime programming, or with admissions to Cherry Crest.

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. With over 5 million albums sold, critically acclaimed international tours, and hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” Terri has solidified her place in the history books of country music. In September 2018 Terri was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

* First 200 to attend day-time programming receive free entry to concert, all other concert tickets available with a Saturday pass to Cherry Crest Farm

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