Centering Rehabilitation: Re-evaluating Prisons and Punishment

Mon., January 24, 2022 | 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Virtual Event
1307 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Center for Effective Government

WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities Reporter Natalie Moore recently traveled to Finland to learn more about the country’s open prisons and the philosophy that guides its unique approach to punishment. Her reporting highlighted the stark contrasts between the Nordic and American criminal justice systems.

Join WBEZ and the University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government for a virtual event exploring different models of prisoner rehabilitation and the potential for local reform. Natalie will share her experience inside Finland’s open prisons and provide an inside look into her reporting. The event will also feature a panel discussion about the future of the American criminal justice system.

Virtual attendees will have an opportunity to explore alternative models of incarceration, share their thoughts on prison reform, and engage with each other on the subject matter through questions posed during the event.

The event will feature:

  • Natalie Moore | CEG Senior Practitioner Fellow; Class and Communities Reporter, WBEZ

  • Sharone Mitchell | Public Defender, Cook County Public Defender

  • Trina Reynolds-Tyler (MPP'20) | Data Analyst, Invisible Institute

  • Richard Wallace | Founder and Executive Director, E.A.T. Chicago

  • Sadia Sindhu (Opening Remarks) | Executive Director, UChicago Center for Effective

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