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Dialogues on Detention: The University of Texas at Austin

Date: 
September 12, 2012 - 5:00am

Key Documents

Program: (pdf)

Welcome and Setting the Stage

  • Dean Robert Hutchings, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • Ruthie Epstein, Human Rights First

Introductory Remarks

  • Representative Jerry Madden (R-67), Chairman, Texas House Corrections Committee
  • Edna Yang, General Counsel, American Gateways
  • Nazry and Hope Mustakim, formerly detained green card holder and his wife

Panel 1: Alternatives to Detention: Models and Best Practices

  • Oren Root, Director, Center on Immigration and Justice, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Jennifer Long, Executive Director, Casa Marianella (Austin)
  • Carol Oeller, Director, Harris County (Texas) Pretrial Services
  • Ana Yáñez-Correa, Ph.D., Executive Director, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
  • Representative Jerry Madden (R-67), Chairman, Texas House Corrections Committee
  • Moderator: Scott Henson, author of the Texas criminal justice blog “Grits for Breakfast”

Panel 2: What Is “Civil” Detention?

  • Dora Schriro, Commissioner, New York City Department of Correction
  • Kevin Landy, Assistant Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Detention Policy and Planning
  • Barbara Hines, Clinical Law Professor, The University of Texas School of Law, Co-Director, Immigration Clinic
  • Steve J. Martin, attorney, consultant, former General Counsel, Texas prison system
  • Moderator: Michele Deitch, Senior Lecturer, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Panel 3: Oversight and Accountability: Ensuring Safe and Humane Conditions

  • Dora Schriro, Commissioner, New York City Department of Correction
  • Brandon Wood, Incoming Executive Director, Texas Commission on Jail Standards
  • Dr. Bobby Cohen, former Director of Montefiore Rikers Island Health Services, member of New York City Board of Correction
  • Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, Public Advocate, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations
  • Moderator and Panelist: Michele Deitch, Senior Lecturer, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Panel 4: Finding Effective Counsel from Jail: Models of Legal Representation in Texas

  • Denise Gilman, Clinical Law Professor, The University of Texas School of Law, Co-Director, Immigration Clinic
  • Jonathan Ryan, Executive Director, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) (San Antonio)
  • David González, partner, Sumpter & Gonzalez L.L.P. (Austin)
  • Moderator: Karen T. Grisez, Public Service Counsel, Fried Frank (Washington, D.C.), immediate past Chair of the ABA Commission on Immigration, current Advisory Committee member

Closing Remarks

  • Ruthie Epstein, Human Rights First