YLS Co-Hosts Conference on Women and Incarceration

The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and Yale Law School will host the “Real Women, Real Voices” symposium on September 23, 2016 at Yale Law School.

By bringing together policy makers, academics, researchers, and the public in dialogue with Council members, this event strives to ensure that the voices of women and girls who are and were incarcerated are included in discussion about policies, laws, practices, organizing, and services that affect them.

The symposium will feature four panels of current and formerly incarcerated women discussing the effects of incarceration and the carceral state on themselves, their families, and their communities.

The panels will include:

  • A videoconference conversation with women who are currently incarcerated at Indiana State Women’s Prison.
  • A discussion on the effects of incarceration on children and families.
  • A panel on clemency, pardons, and compassionate release.
  • A discussion on reentry and education issues.

The symposium is made possible by support from The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central CT State University. Sponsors include the Yale Black Men's Union, American Constitution Society at Yale Law School, Green Haven Prison Project, National Lawyers Guild at Yale Law School, Civil Rights Project at Yale Law School, Yale Black Women's Coalition, Black Law Students Association at Yale Law School, Latino/a Law Students Association at Yale Law School, Black Student Alliance, The Ladies of Hope Ministries, Reentry Central, Families for Justice As Healing, Operation Restoration, The Real Cost of Prisons Project, Can-Do Clemency, and Project Liberation. 

Register for the conference at http://www.realwomenrealvoices.eventbrite.com