In the United States, 8 percent of the adult population—and 33 percent of the Black adult male population—has a felony conviction. Even after people have served time in prison, they are systematically excluded from civic participation, including serving on juries. Offered in collaboration with the Institute to End Mass Incarceration at Harvard Law School, this program will explore questions of jury service, civic participation in the criminal legal system, and the importance of such participation by people with prior convictions. Register online.
– James M. Binnall, associate professor of law, criminology, and criminal justice and executive director of Project Rebound, California State University Long Beach; author of Twenty Million Angry Men: The Case for Including Convicted Felons in Our Jury System (University of California Press, 2021)
– Brendon D. Woods, chief public defender, Alameda County (California)
– Premal Dharia, executive director, Institute to End Mass Incarceration, Harvard Law School