Probation, Parole, and the Illusion of Safety and Freedom

Oct. 24, 2023
12:10PM - 2:00PM
SLB Room 120
Open to the Public

Room opens at 12:10
Panel 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Free books for the first 50 registrants.
Registration is required by 10/20/23

Join The Justice Collaboratory & the Law and Racial Justice Center for lunch and a rich discussion centering on an important new book Mass Supervision: Probation, Parole, and the Illusion of Safety and Freedom. This bold work by Vincent Schiraldi, a longtime justice advocate, calls community corrections into question. This dynamic panel features people directly impacted by probation & parole alongside longtime reformers.
Vincent Schiraldi is the founder of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and the Justice Policy Institute. He has served as director of juvenile corrections in Washington, DC, commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation, and commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction. He has been a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-founded the Columbia University Justice Lab. He is currently secretary of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and has written extensively for outlets ranging from the New York Times to The Marshall Project. The author of Mass Supervision (The New Press), he lives just outside of Washington, DC.

Maurice Keitt is a New Haven native who returned home from incarceration in 2018 and immediately sought to give back to his community. He gained traction on his transition back into society initially as a participant at Emerge CT. Maurice now works as the Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator at Emerge and supports other formerly incarcerated men. He is also a self-employed Licensed Insurance Agent. In addition, Maurice is a lead community co-researcher on The Justice Collaboratory’s gun violence prevention study.
Lisa Puglisi, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University where she practices primary care and addiction medicine. She is the director of Transitions Clinic-Connecticut at the Yale School of Medicine, a multi-disciplinary clinic that is part of a national network of programs that focus on care of individuals who are returning to the community from incarceration. Her clinical practice includes treatment of addiction and hepatitis C in primary care and she also oversees a medical legal partnership. She has developed specific skills in training, hiring and supervising community health workers and directing interdisciplinary teams of physicians, midlevel providers, community health workers, research personnel and legal colleagues around the work of clinical care and research to improve the health of people with recent incarceration. She is originally from the New Haven area and deeply committed to the community.
Malcolm Lytell, is a Connecticut native. He is a Research Aide at the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice. Malcolm has been under correctional supervision - prison, probation or parole - since 1969 through 2023 and is now free.
Fiona Doherty is Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She founded the Criminal Justice Clinic, which defends indigent clients accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses in New Haven. She also teaches courses in Criminal Law and Sentencing. Professor Doherty is a recipient of the Yale Provost’s Teaching Prize.

Zoom Link available for those unable to attend in person -

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Justice Collaboratory and the Law and Racial Justice Center