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Re-imagining Jail Design: How Can Innovation Reduce Jail Populations and Benefit Communities? April 22, 2009

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Rising jail populations, the continuing construction of new jail facilities, and the costs associated with both raise many urgent questions for policymakers:

* What should go into the planning, designing, and building of jail facilities?
* What should county and city officials, local sheriffs, and jail administrators seek to put into—and get out    of—these new facilities?
* What is the relationship between jail design/construction and community alternatives to incarceration?
* How does the administration of quality programs and services, such as mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and educational, vocational, and reentry programs, affect the design of the jail?

Please join us for an informative panel discussion of these and other questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Michael Jacobson, Director of the Vera Institute of Justice and former Corrections Commissioner of New York City

Art Wallenstein, Director, Montgomery County, MD, Department of Correction and Rehabilitation

Laurence Hartman, Vice President and Senior Designer with HDR Architecture, Inc., in Chicago, IL, and Chairman of the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Justice Advisory Group

Jason Ziedenberg, Department of Community Justice, Multnomah County, OR, and former Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute

Kelly Rowe, Chief Deputy, Lubbock County, TX, Sheriff’s Office

Steve Rosenberg, President of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services

Margaret Winter, Associate Director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project

Jocelyn Fontaine, Research Associate, Urban Institute

Mike Jackson, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections

Moderated by
Alex Busansky, Director of the Vera Institute of Justice – Washington DC Office

Sponsored by the Public Welfare Foundation.

Monday, May 4, 2009
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Please RSVP here by Friday, April 24



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