Disability & Criminal Justice Reform – Key to Success and Challenges Ahead
Janie L. Jeffers of Jeffers and Associates, LLC.
Eddie B. Ellis, Jr., Founder, One by 1, Inc.
Philip Pauli, Policy Director, RespectAbility
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 32 percent of federal prisoners and 40 percent of people in jail have at least one disability. Using such sources and limited data, RespectAbility estimates that more than 750,000 people with disabilities are behind bars in America. As leaders, advocates and legislators think about the road ahead into 2017, criminal justice reform remains a significant issue impacting our nation. Join us for a special conversation about the intersection between criminal justice and disability issues. Learn from the personal experiences of a returning citizen about what needs to change and from a corrections professional about how to add the disability lens to the national conversation. You read the full version of RespectAbility’s report on our website.
Special thanks to JP Morgan Chase for making this webinar with live captioning available for free.