Webinar: Convicted & Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
7:30-9:00 PM EST
Join the George Mason University Schar School's Race, Politics, and Policy Center for a webinar on the barriers that perpetuate recidivism, damage individuals and their families, and impact communities at large.
Every year, over 600,000 people leave state and federal prisons in the United States. Many of those individuals find that even though they have served their time, they still are not free, often facing barriers to housing, food, employment and more. Their criminal histories follow them long into the future, making staying out of jail or prison difficult. Nearly 40 percent of individuals returning from incarceration are reincarcerated within three years of release, often owing to these barriers. Dr. Keesha Middlemass and Dr. Michael Fauntroy will discuss policies and their impact on individuals and their communities.
- Dr. Keesha Middlemass, Howard University
- Dr. Michael Fauntroy, George Mason University