- Start: April 12, 2017 12:00 pm (Eastern)
- End: April 12, 2017 1:00 pm (Eastern)
You can view the recording of the Facebook Live presentation with Neill Franklin and Eric Sterling here. – https://www.facebook.com/LawEnforcementAction/videos/10154212835477131/?pnref=story
Wednesday 4/12 Live Stream:
HOW LAWMAKERS, POLICE, OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS CAN REDUCE INCARCERATION AND CRIMINALIZATION
New Facebook Lives Series Showcases Internal Criminal Justice Reform Efforts
On Wednesday, April 12th at 9am PT/12pm ET, retired narcotics officer Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.) and former Counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Eric Sterling will host a Facebook Live discussion about the urgent need to reduce incarceration and criminalization if we want to get serious about public safety in America.
Franklin and Sterling will discuss why America’s prison population ballooned from less than half a million in 1980 to over 2.2 million today. They’ll explain how sensible changes to criminal statutes can reduce the number of people behind bars and on parole and probation – and why this is important for building safe communities.
“Counter-intuitively, our prison system breeds crime,” said Maj. Franklin. “People like myself who worked – or are currently working – in the justice system have an obligation to speak out against its failures because excessive incarceration and punishment are making our neighborhoods more dangerous.”
Maj. Franklin spent 34 years with the Baltimore and Maryland State Police Departments. He’s the executive director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police and other criminal justice professionals who use their expertise to advance policy solutions that improve public safety.
Eric Sterling is the president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and a representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership. He co-authored many of the destructive federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws he’s now working to repeal.
Join the discussion at www.Facebook.com/LawEnforcementAction