The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. On Tuesday, May 31 at 4 p.m., King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg will introduce his top ten criminal justice reforms for Washington State. Then at 5 p.m., a diverse panel of experts will discuss these reforms and take questions from the audience. Satterberg has been King County’s prosecutor since 2007, overseeing the largest jurisdiction in the state.
Chuck Reasons, Ph.D., law and justice professor at CWU, will moderate the panel consisting of:
- Roger Schaefer, Ph.D., assistant professor, CWU law and justice department
- Julius Debro, Ph.D., retired professor, University of Washington law, societies and justice program
- Jonathan Umana, Restorative Community Services Program, Yakima County Juvenile Court
- Keith Champagne, Ph.D., associate dean for student development, CWU
This is a great opportunity to hear from a variety of experts on the subject, and learn about practical ways to reduce prison population in Washington States.
This event is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year’s inaugural theme, “Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter,” aims to educate Central’s community and initiate discussions about race.