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11.14.13: Panel Discussion, Release of New Virginia Brief & "Incarceration Generation" Booksigning in Richmond, VA





























The Virginia Alliance Against Mass Incarceration in partnership with Virginia Union University's Center for the Study of the Urban Child invite you to Virginia Union University as the Justice Policy Institute continues its official book tour of "Incarceration Generation" THIS Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 4 to 6pm in Richmond, VA.

The event will also include presentation of JPI's newly released report by JPI Senior Research Associate Spike Bradford, on the state of Virginia's justice system and specific areas needing reform.

Join us as faculty, advocates and impacted community members will participate in an interactive panel discussion on mass incarceration and reform efforts in Virginia moderated by JPI Executive Director Marc Schindler, and featuring Dr. Lisa Moon (Virginia Union University Center for the Study of the Urban Child); Spike Bradford (JPI); "Incarceration Generation" contributor, Greg Carpenter (Jericho Ministries, MD); and Gus Smith (father of Kemba Smith, a Virginia resident sentenced for a drug conviction to 24.5 years in prison due to mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, who was released after six and half years when President Bill Clinton granted her clemency).

Panelists will participate in the discussion, and excerpts from "Incarceration Generation" will be read and signed. Copies will be available for a contribution following the panel presentation.

Virginia Union University

Richmond Police Academy

1202 W. Graham Road

Richmond, VA  23220

Free Parking
& Light Refreshments

RSVP not required but appreciated

"Incarceration Generation" (ISBN 978-0-9892928-0-1) brings together commentary from 21 researchers, advocates, and people who have personally experienced the system to illuminate how mass incarceration has impacted our nation. Through their essays, this book highlights the specific populations impacted by mass incarceration, as well as the different aspects of our practice and procedures that propel these populations into the justice system.

This JPI work includes a foreword by Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" and includes a fold-out poster which portrays the major events that have shaped society's acceptance of a massive prison industrial complex.   

Can't make one of our events? You can make a special contribution to receive your copy of "Incarceration Generation" today by contacting us at 202.558.7974 or info@justicepolicy.org. 

This event is supported by Central Virginia pastors and clergy, Commonwealth of Virginia officials, Virginia General Assembly senators & House delegates, City of Richmond officials, surrounding counties, area lawyers, judges, police officials and community leaders.

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