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Prison Reform and COVID's Impact on the Incarcerated
HNU Social Justice Speaker Series
This session will address prison reforms currently underway and recognize the impact of COVID on the prison population and reform efforts.

The Social Justice Info Series is a four-part series sponsored by the Undergraduate Criminology Program and the Center for Social Justice at HNU. This series is born out of a need to address the civil unrest experienced nationally, internationally and collectively by our students and others, in response to policing practices impacting communities of color.

The info series is intended to facilitate transformative learning and create a space to have real conversations that address current issues, and present opportunities for growth that can affect healthy, productive change within the criminal justice system and the community at large.

Prison Reform: COVID’s Impact on the Incarcerated

This session will address prison reforms currently underway and recognize the impact of COVID to the prison population and reform efforts. How COVID is impacting the imprisoned, including vulnerable and minority populations will be addressed.

Guest Speaker: Brendon Woods, Chief Public Defender Alameda County

Brendon Woods, JD., is an American criminal defense attorney and an advocate for criminal justice reform. Woods currently works as the Chief Public Defender for Alameda County and has served as the president of the California Public Defenders Association.