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Incentivizing Incarceration: A Panel on the Privatization of Prisons and Detention Centers

February 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster 26 SPEAR panel

Join Students for Prison Education and Reform and Princeton Private Prison Divest for a panel discussion on the impact of the privatization of prisons and immigrant detention centers on facility conditions and the resulting human and civil rights violations. A Donald Trump presidency poses grave consequences for the future of immigration detention and mass incarceration in this country–it is important now more than ever to critically reflect on the harsh realities of incentivized incarceration.

This event is part of an ongoing campaign to advocate that the University divest and disassociate from corporations that draw profit from incarceration, drug control, and immigrant detention facilities. Whether you already support divestment or you are just learning, come show the University that you believe this is a conversation worth having.

Co-sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, this panel will feature speakers Carl Takei, staff attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, Judith Greene, director of Justice Strategies, and Christopher Petrella, lecturer at Bates College.


February 6, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


McCormick 101