Join Us for a Civil Rights Roundtable at Berkeley Law

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This forum, held August 1st from 2:30 pm to 5 pm at Berkeley Law located at the University of California, will explore the class dynamics of electronic monitoring - deconstructing the idea that electronic monitoring is a pleasant alternative to incarceration; the exploitation that has come from the privatization of the criminal justice system; how local governments allow private companies to place profits before people; how it is being handled during the Trump presidency and concrete ways criminal justice can be enhanced today and for tomorrow.

The Panelists

Amy Povah, The CAN-DO Foundation
Sabina Crocette and Members,  Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Tony Cheng, East Bay Community Law Center
Phil Telfeyan and Plaintiffs, Equal Justice Under Law
Kevin Mitchell, Law Offices of Kevin E. Mitchell

Program Agenda

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Meet and Greet
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  What’s at Stake? Where’s the Harm?
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  The Dangers of Privatization
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Conclusions and Solutions
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Open Q & A


Event Program

Opening Remarks by Amy Povah
Introduce panelists and electronic monitoring.

What’s at Stake? Where’s the Harm?
A discussion that deconstructs the idea that electronic monitoring is a pleasant alternative to incarceration highlighting personal testimonies and experiences from plaintiffs and others. 

The Dangers of Privatization
An open discussion on the exploitation of the justice system and how Fines and Fees and User Funded Models undermine judicial independence and deepen the cycle of poverty.

Conclusions and Solutions
Panelists will weigh in on James Kilgore’s solutions to reform electronic monitoring from Challenging E-Carceration and offer their own advice for tackling modern injustices.


Miss the panel discuss? You can watch the entire round table on facebook. Click the video below.