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Spotlight Webcast — Nicholas Turner on Mass Incarceration and Poverty

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The recent Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry through Education and Training forum, hosted by the Center for Law and Social Policy,  focused on the policies affecting the 650,000 ex-offenders released from prison each year. Incarcerated individuals are disproportionately people of color as well as adults with low educational attainment. Panelists discussed the power of investing in robust education and training opportunities for incarcerated people and ways to connect them to continued education and employment opportunities after their release.

Nicholas Turner, president & director of the Vera Institute of Justice, gave the keynote address at the forum. Afterward, he spoke with Spotlight‘s Jodie Levin-Epstein about mass incarceration in the U.S. and its impact on African American and low-income communities. The interview is broken into four segments below:

Mass Incarceration

Racial Equity

Black Male Incarceration

Implications for Low-Income Communities

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