November 18 Monday

"Life on Parole": Perspectives on Parole in Connecticut

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • SLB Room 120
  • Open To The Public
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Learn about the realities of parole in Connecticut through the voices that matter most: individuals on parole, parole officers, policy advisors, and public defenders. The event will start with a screening of "Life on Parole," a Frontline documentary made in collaboration with The New York Times. The film follows four individuals as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole.

Following the documentary will be a moderated panel discussion including members of the Advanced Sentencing Clinic at Yale Law School, as well as Elisa Villa, supervisor, Parole Revocation Unit at the Division of Public Defender Services in Connecticut; Mike Lawlor, the former undersecretary of criminal justice policy and planning at the Office of Policy and Management under Governor Malloy; and Jeff Arak, co-producer of the documentary, "Life on Parole."

Dinner will be available starting at 6:00 PM.

The "Life On Parole" documentary will be screened from 6:10-7:00 PM.

A moderated panel discussion will follow about the current state of parole from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Co-sponsored by the Latinx Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the American Constitution Society, First Generation Professionals at Yale Law, the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, the Yale Law Civil Rights Project, the Yale Urban Law and Policy Society, the Yale Law Women of Color Collective, the Project for Law and Education at Yale, the Yale Law School Defenders Society.