Bill Keller with Lenore Anderson

Monday, November 14, 2022
3:00pm — 4:00pm PT
The Commonwealth Club / virtual event

What happens inside our prisons?

While much of the national debate about prisons has focused on the history and enormous costs of mass incarceration in America, incarceration itself is often left out of the conversation. In What’s Prison For?, Bill Keller illuminates the current state the American prison system, and investigates how successful we are (or aren’t) at fulfilling one of the criminal justice system’s ostensible purposes: rehabilitation.

 

Bill Keller will be in conversation with Lenore Anderson


Bill Keller is the author of What’s Prison For? and the founding editor-in-chief of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers criminal justice in the United States. He was the executive editor of the New York Times and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for his reporting on the USSR. He lives on Long Island, New York. @billkellernyc

Lenore Anderson is founder and president of the Alliance for Safety and Justice, and author of In Their Names: The Untold Story of Victims’ Rights, Mass Incarceration, and the Future of Public Safety. @LenoreAnderson

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What happens inside our prisons? While much of the national debate about prisons has focused on the history and enormous costs of mass incarceration in America, incarceration itself is often left out of the conversation. In What’s Prison For?, Bill Keller illuminates the current state the American prison system, and investigates how successful we are… more

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