About this Event
The criminal justice system is undeniably broken. Our system of mass incarceration does not serve justice, does not promote public safety and disproportionately harms communities of color. Over policing, overly zealous prosecutions, the imposition of unnecessarily long sentences, and the longstanding culture of denying parole to individuals who have served their sentences have led us to this point. This symposium will bring together pioneering attorneys, forensic experts, activists and formerly incarcerated people to discuss needed reforms and strategies for advancing toward a system that promotes public safety and addresses the system’s many inequities. Panelists will also address wrongful convictions and the role of forensics in the courtroom, from wrongfully convicting innocent people to helping set them free.