In response to greater public interest in criminal justice issues, IAHR launched a new webinar series, called “Reimagining Criminal Justice in the United States.” During this series, IAHR Director Chuck Feinberg and some board members will be interviewing advocates, practitioners, those directly affected by criminal justice, and those who have studied the issue. For additional information on upcoming interviews: check our website, join our mailing list, or keep an eye on our social media.
Our first guest was Nicole Porter. Nicole is Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project where she manages The Sentencing Project’s state and local advocacy efforts on sentencing reform, voting rights, and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
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Richard N. Van Wickler
On Friday, July 24, 2020, we interviewed Richard N. Van Wickler, who was the Superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, New Hampshire for 27 years. Mr. Van Wickler is a veteran of the United States Army and served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 23 years. Mr. Van Wickler as superintendent of a county jail limited the use of solitary confinement and introduced many humane reforms into the jail.
Here is the recording of that interview.
***This interview officially begins at 10:28!***
Malcolm C. Young
On August 12, 2020, IAHR had the pleasure of interviewing Malcolm C. Young for our 3rd edition of the Reimagining Criminal Justice series. Malcolm C. Young has advocated for individuals in America’s criminal justice system for more than 45 years. During his illustrious career, Malcolm served as a defense attorney at a community defender office in Chicago. Malcolm helped found and was for 19 years the executive director of the Sentencing Project which works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by producing groundbreaking research to promote reforms in sentencing policy, address unjust racial disparities and practices, and to advocate for alternatives to incarceration. Under Malcolm’s leadership the Sentencing Project became a voice against mass incarceration and for justice reform.
Watch the interview below!