The United States is the most incarcerated nation in the world. Decades of harmful policies have led to overcrowded prisons and a broken criminal justice system, leading to prison populations that are disproportionately poor and people of color. Recently, the issue of prison reform has been gaining national attention, forcing policymakers to rethink the issue. As momentum grows to call for change, how does public health play a role in ending mass incarceration and reforming a criminal justice system? 



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    Angela Aidala

    Associate Research Scientist, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

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    Emile DeWeaver

    Author; Co-founder, Prison Renaissance


    Insha Rahman

    Vice President of Advocacy and Partnerships, Vera Institute; Vice President, Vera Action

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    Dana Rice

    Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (SPH '10)

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    Zal Shroff

    Senior Attorney, Racial Justice, Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights

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    Deborah Douglas

    Co-Editor in Chief, The Emancipator (MODERATOR)


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