Monday, July 10, 2017

Live Streaming Online Discussion On Prison Reform Takes Place July 11

On Tuesday, July 11, The Mob Museum - The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host a Prison Reform Roundtable discussion in its historic courtroom. With the objective of achieving consensus on initiatives to reform the Nevada prison system, the participating panelists will:

Break down the national and Nevada numbers on prison overcrowding, recidivism rates.
Examine the real and perceived reasons for prison overcrowding and recidivism.
Discuss the effectiveness of current Nevada practices and programs.
Discuss the best methods to reduce the prison population.
Discuss the best methods to reduce recidivism, including education and job placement.

NOTE: This event is not open to the public, but will be livestreamed and recorded. DVD copies of the discussion will be distributed to Nevada legislators and justice system officials.

Moderator: Honorable Judge Carolyn Ellsworth, Department 5, Eighth Judicial District Court
Panelists: Jim Dzurenda, director, Nevada Department of Corrections; Philip J. Kohn, Esq., Clark County public defender; Jon Ponder, founder and chief executive officer, Hope for Prisoners; Tod Story, ACLU; and Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.


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