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Novel Justice: Mass Incarceration Nation with Jeffrey Bellin

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Monday, April 03, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Novel Justice is a book event series sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Jeffrey Bellin is the Cabell Research Professor and Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School. His latest book, Mass Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became Addicted to Prisons and Jails and How it Can Recover, offers a novel, in-the-trenches perspective to explain the factors - historical, political, and institutional - that led to the current system of mass imprisonment in the United States. The book examines the causes and impacts of mass incarceration on both the political and criminal justice systems. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Bellin about his work. Professor Brandon Garrett, Faculty Director of the Wilson Center, will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and Duke Law ACLU. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at