Lock Up America: Why Mass Incarceration Matters to Our Cities

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site partners with nationally recognized penologists and educators to present an ongoing discussion series about crime, justice, and the American prison system. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public.

The 2014 series kicks off Tuesday, January 7, at 6:00 p.m. with “Lock Up America: Why Mass Incarceration Matters To our Cities, our Economy, and our Democracy.” Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, a historian of American crime and punishment, will explore how this nation came to incarcerate more citizens than any other county in the world, and she will locate what the consequences of this punitive turn have been for all Americans.

Dr. Thompson writes about the contemporary implications of today’s high rates of incarceration for publications such as The New York Times and The Atlantic.

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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 01/07/2014. .

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