"Incarcerating US" - World Premiere and Panel Discussion

 

 

On September 15, the Prisons and Justice Initiative at Georgetown University hosted the world premiere showing of "Incarcerating US," a feature length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms.  With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world.  Incarcerating US tells the story of America's broken criminal justice system through the eyes of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it.  Watch the trailer.

The premiere event took place in the Hart Auditorium at the Georgetown University Law Center, and was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center's Race and Criminal Law Working Group.  The viewing was followed by a panel discussion with leading experts on criminal justice reform.  
 


Introduction:

  Marc Howard
Marc Morjé Howard, Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative at Georgetown University

 

 

 

Moderator:

Luiza Savage 
Luiza Savage, Editorial Director of Events at Politico

 

 

Panel: 

Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

 

 

 

Julie Stewart

Julie Stewart, President & Founder, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

 

 

 

Marc Levin

Marc Levin, Policy Director at Right on Crime

 

 

Neill Franklin

Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

 

 

Nancy Gertner
Nancy Gertner, Former U.S. Federal Judge, Professor, Harvard Law School

 

 

Special Guest: 

Bobby Scott

Bobby Scott, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives