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The Local Politics of Criminal Justice Reform

2:00 PM: Panel Featuring-

  • Liz Chiarello, Saint Louis University, Scholar of the Opioid Crisis, Criminal Justice and Health Policy
  • Toussaint Losier, Umass Amherst, Scholar of Mass Incarceration and Social Movement Politics
  • Lucius Couloute, Suffolk University, Scholar of Prison Policies and Prisoner Reentry
  • Hadar Aviram, University of California, Hastings, Scholar of Criminal Justice Reform in California

4:00 PM: Keynote and Q/A on current efforts at prosecutorial reform within Hampshire County-

  • David E. Sullivan (keynote speaker) Hampshire County District Attorney
  • Joined by Becky Michaels, Hampshire County Director of Prosecution Programs, during the Q/A

Location Information: Goodell Hall is located in the central part of campus, approximately one city block from the UMass Parking Garage (1 Campus Center Way, $1.75/hr). More information: bus schedulecampus map with Goodell Hall and nearby parking indicated.

Accessibility: Goodell Hall is wheelchair accessible. To request additional accommodations, email More information: accessible parkingcampus accessibility map.

Sponsored by the Center for Justice, Law, and Societies; Departments of Political Science, Sociology, History, and Afro-American Studies; and the Legal Studies Program.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Goodell Hall