From the 2006 News Archive
Kennedy Commission on Crime and Punishment to hold April 19 panel on "Parole, Probation and Pardons"
OSI Forum: Parole, Probation, and Pardons
Rethinking Crime and Punishment in America: Report from the ABA Justice Kennedy Commission
April 19, 2006
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Open Society Institute–Baltimore, University of Maryland School of Law, American Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association will present "Parole, Probation and Pardons," the third in a series of panel discussions on the findings of the Kennedy Commission. Panelists will examine the impact of lengthy community supervision, parole revocation policies, and expanding the power to reduce sentences.
Participants include:Margaret C. Love
, Reporter, Kennedy Commission, Former Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (presenting the findings of the Commission);Patricia Cushwa, Commissioner,
U.S. Parole Commission;James Austin, Consultant,
JFA Associates;Joe Murphy
, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals;Sherrilyn Ifill,
University of Maryland School of Law (closing remarks).Hon. Andre Davis,
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, will moderate.
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 "our resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long." This three-panel series presents the findings of the ABA's Kennedy Commission, a year-long, comprehensive examination of the U.S. criminal justice system. The aim of the series is to become part of a "new public discussion" in Maryland. Contact: Justin Schaberg