The Life Cycle of the Problem

The [in]Justice System: a Human Rights Series on California Prisons
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
The flyer for Life Cycle of the Problem
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Barrows Hall, 8th Floor, Social Science Matrix
United States

The first event in The [in]Justice System series, The Life Cycle of the Problem, examines the school-to-prison pipeline, race and poverty, mental health, health care, solitary confinement, and more. Featuring Jonathan Simon (UC Berkeley Professor of Law and author of Mass Incarceration on Trial),  Keramet Reiter (UC Irvine Professor of Law and Society and co-author of Extreme Punishment), Hernán Reyes (former Medical Coordinator, Health in Detention, International Committee of the Red Cross), Azadeh Zohrabi (National Campaigner for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights).

Space is limited, please RSVP: or 510-642-0965

About The [in]Justice System series

United States prisons and jails—incarcerating 25 percent of all prisoners in the world—are the subject of unprecedented public attention. Mass incarceration, racial and economic inequity, violence against prisoners, and medical and mental health neglect now receive critical scrutiny after years in the shadows. President Obama recently became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. State legislatures are working to cut prison populations, and once unthinkable bipartisan coalitions are tackling criminal justice reform. A recent landmark legal agreement in California will establish some limits on solitary confinement. Even with this new attention and an appetite for change, no major reforms have been implemented.

Presented by UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Program, the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, the Social Science Matrix, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities as part of The [in]Justice System series.


Part of the 
Human Rights Initiative.