A dialogue among experts in the criminal justice/corrections and immigration detention systems
As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security takes steps to reform the immigration detention system – a patchwork of 33,400 beds scattered throughout the country in over 250 different facilities, holding a diverse population under its “civil” immigration enforcement authority – there are lessons to be learned from experiences, challenges and best practices in the criminal justice/corrections system. Please join our panel of distinguished experts in a discussion of conditions of confinement, access to legal counsel, alternatives to detention/incarceration, barriers to release, and use of discretion in decision to detain/incarcerate.
Monday, January 30, 2012
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Coffee and a light breakfast will be served beginning at 8:00 AM
Hosted by Arnold & Porter L.L.P.
555 12th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20004
|Samuel M. Witten, Counsel, Arnold & Porter, and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (2007 – 2010).|
|Steve J. Martin, Attorney, corrections consultant, and former General Counsel of the Texas prison
systemLaura Sullivan, Correspondent and Investigative Reporter for National Public Radio
Gary Mead, Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Ruthie Epstein, Researcher & Advocate, Refugee Protection Program, Human Rights First
RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, January 27th