What Is Justice Reform?



“It is possible to live in a different world, to think of wrongdoing and rehabilitation differently,” said Professor Danielle Allen, director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She challenged the audience to rethink the criminal justice system during a 2018 talk titled “The Past And Future Of Prison Education.” For Allen - and for many others - conversations around the U.S. justice system touches a personal experience. In 2017, she published a memoir about her cousin, his decade long stay in prison, and the impact it had on his life. But what does justice reform mean?

“Well, it’s many things to many different people,” explained Professor Khalil Muhammad in 2019 citing everything from lessoning sentences to lowering the costs of punishment to abolishing the prison system.

To better understand the conversation around reforming or rethinking our justice system, here is a series of talks that delve into the problems, such as serious racial disparities and mass incarceration, and discuss solutions, including rehabilitation programs, policy changes, and the role of a District Attorney.

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“It is possible to live in a different world, to think of wrongdoing and rehabilitation differently,” said Professor Danielle Allen, director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She challenged the audience to rethink the criminal justice system during a 2018 talk titled “The Past And Future Of Prison Education.” For Allen - and for many others - conversations around the U.S. justice system touches a personal experience. In 2017, she published a memoir about her cousin, his decade long stay in prison, and the impact it had on his life. But what does justice reform mean?

“Well, it’s many things to many different people,” explained Professor Khalil Muhammad in 2019 citing everything from lessoning sentences to lowering the costs of punishment to abolishing the prison system.

To better understand the conversation around reforming or rethinking our justice system, here is a series of talks that delve into the problems, such as serious racial disparities and mass incarceration, and discuss solutions, including rehabilitation programs, policy changes, and the role of a District Attorney.

Image Credit: Pexels.com