Thursday, October 22, 2015
Oct 22 White House Conference on Criminal Justice Reform with Funders to be Live-Streamed
Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project, will moderate a conversation on criminal justice reform featuring President Barack Obama and two law enforcement leaders. The focus of the discussion will be how to make America’s law enforcement, courts and correctional practices more just and effective at curbing crime.
In the coming weeks, the President will be addressing criminal justice issues, including the costs and consequences of mass incarceration, with an emphasis on solutions. In his weekly address, he said he plans to travel the country to “highlight some of the Americans who are doing their part to fix our criminal justice system." His itinerary will include a visit to a community battling prescription drug and heroin abuse, and talks with law enforcement leaders "determined to lower the crime rate and the incarceration rate." He will also meet with formerly incarcerated men and women who are working to rehabilitate their lives.
The discussion comes as Congress begins to mark up legislation aimed at reforming sentencing and promoting successful reentry of those released from federal prisons.
The panel discussion at the White House will be live-streamed with The Marshall Project’s media partner, Yahoo, beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Thursday. It can be viewed at The Marshall Project and Yahoo. . .
Editor's Note: This program is supported by the Tow Foundation.