From the 2006 News Archive
Watch Part One of the Kennedy Commission Forum held at the Law School on January 25, 2006.
Watch Part one
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy challenged the American Bar Association to study the criminal justice system and to "help start a new public discussion about the prison system." Justice Kennedy concluded that "[o]ur resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long."
Steve Saltzburg, Kennedy Commission Chair, George Washington School of Law
Glenn Ivey, Prince George's County State's Attorney
Jim Wyda, Federal Public Defender for Maryland
Bill Missouri, Administrative Judge for Prince George's County and Seventh Judicial Circuit
Andre Davis, U.S District Court for the District of Maryland
Doug Colbert, University of Maryland School of Law
This Forum is part of a three panel series entitled "Rethinking Crime and Punishment in America: Report from the ABA Justice Kennedy Commission" that presents the findings of the ABA's Kennedy Commission, a year long, comprehensive examination of the US criminal justice system. It is sponsored by The Open Society Institute Baltimore, University of Maryland School of Law, American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.