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MASS Incarceration: Symposium on The Past, Present, and Future of Incarceration in Massachusetts

Organized by faculty of Northeastern University's Program in Public History and its School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, this symposium brings together policymakers, correctional officials, scholars, students and the general public to discuss the past, present and future of incarceration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Speakers will explore the following issues:

  • How has incarceration in Massachusetts and the larger nation changed over time?
  • Would an increase in rehabilitation programs reduce the recidivism rate?
  • What will be the impact of proposed sentencing reforms?
  • How do corrections, probation and parole perform now and how might they change?

The Symposium will take place during the display of States of Incarceration, a traveling exhibition that probes the history and current practice of incarceration in the United States.

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:30am to 4:00pm

Cabral Center
40 Leon Street, Boston, MA, Boston

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CSSH, Humanities Center, Master Calendar, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Social Sciences and Humanities



Sponsoring Organization

Presented by Northeastern University's Humanities Center, Department of History, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, John D. O'Bryant African American Institute; and Rutgers University-Newark Humanities Action Lab

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