Centering Rehabilitation: Reevaluating Prisons and Punishment

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Date/Time Mon, Jan 24 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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WBEZ YouTube
Admission Free

Event description

WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities reporter Natalie Moore recently traveled to Finland to learn more about the country’s open prisons and the philosophy that guides its unique approach to punishment. Her reporting highlighted the stark contrasts between the Nordic and American criminal justice systems.

Join WBEZ and the University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government for an event exploring different models of prisoner rehabilitation and the potential for local reform. Natalie will share her experience inside Finland’s open prisons and provide an inside look into her reporting. The event will also feature a panel discussion about the future of the American criminal justice system.

Virtual attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts on justice and imprisonment during the discussion.

Natalie Moore’s reporting from Finland was made possible by a grant from the Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowship Program, funded by the Clinton Family Foundation and supported by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Pulitzer Center.

About Natalie: Natalie Moore is a 2021 University of Chicago Center for Effective Government Senior Practitioner Fellow. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Natalie’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.

About the Center for Effective Government (CEG): Founded in 2019 within the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, the CEG aims to strengthen democratic institutions and improve the government’s capacity to solve public problems.