Session 7: Sunday, June 3rd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
Description/Abstract of your Event:
Hundreds - if not many thousands - of people are released from jail each year after having been wrongfully incarcerated. Yet many states - New York included - release them with absolutely no compensation for having been wrongly jailed. Many then need to deal with the reverberating effects of incarceration, including psychological trauma, difficulty gaining employment & housing, re-establishing familial ties, etc. We will discuss ways to organize for criminal justice reforms - both to prevent wrongful incarceration as well as to compensate its many victims.