How COVID-19 and Police Brutality Protests Could Change America’s Criminal Justice System (Video)

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The crises of America’s broken criminal justice system and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were on the minds of a distinguished panel during “Crises of the Common Good and Public Health,” a June 5 forum co-sponsored by the Kalmanovitz Initiative and Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative.

In this video, our panelists – Donald Cohen, of In the Public Interest; Marc Howard, of the Prisons and Justice Initiative; Topeka Sam of Hope House NYC/Ladies of Hope Ministries; and Matt Mayers of AFSCME – discuss with themselves and moderator James Benton the twin crises and opportunities for change in this current moment driven by protests against police brutality.

Crises of the Common Good and Public Health: America's Prison-Industrial Complex and COVID-19

KI's Race and Economic Empowerment Project hosts a discussion on COVID-19's impact on incarcerated people and workers.

Posted by Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor on Friday, June 5, 2020