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Beyond Mass Incarceration: How Best to Reform American Criminal Justice

June 7, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Beyond Mass Incarceration: How Best to Reform American Criminal Justice

Registration: 5:30 – 6:00 pm.
Event: 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Reception to follow.
Tickets available online.

Violent crime rates today are within 1% of those in 1970. The percentage of Americans incarcerated for crime, however, has skyrocketed, with the United States now leading the world in both the percentage of our people and absolute numbers of people behind bars.

What are the best alternatives to incarceration? How can the United States reform its criminal justice system in ways beneficial to the full diversity of our people?

Eastern State Penitentiary partners with the World Affairs Council to present a panel discussion of distinguished thought-leaders in the field:

  • Keir Bradford-Grey, Chief Defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • Mr. Robert Listenbee, First Assistant District Attorney
  • Jeffrey Brown, founder, President and CEO of Brown’s Superstores Inc., and founder of UpLift Solutions
  • Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown University
  • Mark Holden, Senior Vice President, general counsel and corporate secretary of Koch Industries, Inc. and President and COO of the Legal Division of Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. Learn more at

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