Improving The Prison System

Experts

Sexual Violence in Prisons

Lovisa Stannow, Just Detention International

Melissa Rothstein, Just Detention International

Pat Nolan, Prison Fellowship

Brett Dignam, ABA, Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Committee,  Corrections Section

Brenda Smith, American University

Jamie Fellner, Human Rights Watch

Margaret Winter, ACLU National Prison Project

Amy Fettig, ACLU National Prison Project

Amending the Prison Litigation Reform Act

Elizabeth Alexander, Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander

John Boston, New York Legal Aid Prisoners Rights Project

Stephen Bright, Southern Center for Human Rights

David Fathi, ACLU National Prison Project

Amy Fettig, ACLU National Prison Project

Hon. John Gibbons, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Bill Mefford, United Methodist Church

Earnest Preate, former Pennsylvania Attorney General

Bruce Nicholson, ABA

Pat Nolan, Prison Fellowship

Melissa Rothstein, Just Detention International

Giovanna Shay, New England School of Law

Jeanne Woodford, former warden of San Quentin Prison in California, former Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Transparency and Oversight in Correctional Institutions

Michele Deitch, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin

Matthew Cate, Secretary of California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, formerly Inspector General of the Department

Michael Gennaco, Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review

William Yeomans, former supervisor of litigation at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Alex Busansky, National Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Christopher Epps, President, American Correctional Association

David Fathi, ACLU National Prison Project

Juliene James, Vera Institute of Justice

Lovisa Stannow, Just Detention International

Melissa Rothstein, Just Detention International

Removing Barriers to Reentry

On barriers to reentry, family programs, BOP community corrections and second look statutes:

Steve Sady, Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon

Margaret Love, Law Offices of Margaret Love

Charlie Sullivan, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants

Gene Guerrero, Open Society Policy Center

Mark O’Brien, Legal Action Center

Pat Nolan, Prison Fellowship

Malika Saada Saar, Rebecca Project for Human Rights

On drug policies:

Nkechi Taifa, Open Society Policy Center

Jennifer Stitt, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Mary Price, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Jay Rorty, ACLU Drug Law Reform Project

Eric Sterling, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Jasmine Tyler, Drug Policy Alliance

On youth in adult facilities:

Liz Ryan, Campaign for Youth Justice

Over-reliance on solitary confinement

Laura Rovner, University of Denver, School of Law

Jack Beck, Correctional Association of New York

Angela Browne, Vera Institute of Justice

James Austin, JFA Institute

Nina Loewenstein, Disability Advocates, Inc.

Dr. Terry Kupers, MD, Wright Institute

Dr. Stuart Grassian, MD

Craig Haney, University of California, Santa Cruz

Christopher Epps, Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Corrections

David Fathi, National Prison Project of the ACLU

Amy Fettig, National Prison Project of the ACLU

Lisa Greenman, Maryland Federal Public Defender Organization

Overincarceration

Alex Busansky, National Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Gene Guerrero, Open Society Policy Center

Marc Mauer, Sentencing Project

Michael Jacobson, Vera Institute for Justice

Jeremy Travis, John Jay School of Criminal Justice

Glenn Loury, Brown University

Bruce Western, Harvard University