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Second Look Legislation
Second Look Legislation has taken many forms across the states: from increased parole opportunities for those who committed a crime when they were young; to district attorney resentencings; to providing those sentenced to Life without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) an opportunity for parole. Our speakers for this webinar will talk about the need for further reform, the current legislative landscape, and their personal experiences with this reform.

Hillary Blout is a former prosecutor in California who wrote AB 2942. This legislation allows a district attorney to recall a sentence and re-sentence a person sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence. Hillary is the Executive Director of For the People and works with California District Attorney's offices to implement this legislation.

Jessica Brand is the Legal Director of The Justice Collaborative. She and the policy team at TJC have worked with district attorneys across the country to establish sentence review units.

J'Mel Carter is a Life Coach for the Hope and Redemption Team (HART) at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. J'Mel was granted an opportunity for early parole as a result of California's "Youth Offender Parole" process. The HART team is comprised of 7 formerly incarcerated men who now lead rehabilitative programming, including parole preparation, for those currently incarcerated.

Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Ph.D. is the Senior Research Analyst at the Sentencing Project. In her work she has written about extreme sentences and advocated for Second Look re-sentencing for those currently incarcerated.

Desmond McKinson, Jr. is the Director of Communications and Legislative Aide to Pennsylvania Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia). Senator Street is the author of SB 942, the bill now in the PA legislature to provide a parole opportunity for those sentenced to LWOP.

Dec 11, 2019 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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