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"From Carceral Crisis to Decarceration: Why We Must Humanize the Numbers"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
12:00 AM
Institute for Humanities, Osterman Common Room

Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is Professor of History at in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, the Residential College, and the Department of History at the University of Michigan. Thompson writes about the history as well as current crises of mass incarceration for numerous popular and scholarly publications. Thompson is a Soros Justice Fellow, sits on the board of the Prison Policy Initiative, and recently served as well on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel to study causes and consequences of incarceration in the United States.