According to The Sentencing Project, the United States incarceration population surpasses 2.2 million. Over the course of forty years this number has increased over 500%. Unfortunately, the incarceration rate for Louisiana currently exceeds the national incarceration rate. As the second most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world, this is a national and local issue that disproportionately affects African-American communities. We want to take this opportunity to hear from experts in the field on how we got here, what implications have been resolved and which still remain, and finally how we can advocate for social justice.
Dr. Thomas LaVeist
E. Jacob Rieux, Jr.
Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Diboll Auditorium & Gallery
1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112