From the 2008 News Archive
Prof. Michael Pinard Featured in C-SPAN Discussion about Reducing America's Prison Population
Professor Michael Pinard
, a national expert on issues related to the interconnections between the reentry of individuals with criminal records and the collateral consequences of criminal convictions, participated in a Nov. 19 panel discussion at the National Press Club about Americaís exploding prison system population.
View the C-SPAN broadcast
of the panel (Prof. Pinard appears at the 44:40 mark).
The panel coincided with the release of "Unlocking Prisons
," a major report by the JFA Institute, a Washington nonprofit organization focused on research-based solutions to criminal justice issues. The report, co-authored by nine leading criminology and penal experts, recommends significant reforms to the criminal justice system in order to reduce the prison population. Recommendations include reducing length of stay in prison and eliminating prison time for technical parole and probation violations.
Professor Pinardís most recent articles include "A Reentry-Centered Vision of Criminal Justice," Fed. Sent. Reporter
(forthcoming), "An Integrated Perspective of the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions and the Reentry of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals," 86 B.U. L. Rev. 623
(2006), and "The Logistical and Ethical Difficulties of Informing Juveniles about the Collateral Consequences of Adjudications," 6 Nevada L.J.
1111 (2006). He teaches the Reentry of Ex-offenders Clinic, Criminal Procedure and Legal Profession.
Professor Pinard is the incoming president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) and is an editor-in-chief of the Clinical Law Review. He is the co-chair of Clinical Scholarship Committee, is a past chair of the Nominations Committee for the AALS Section on Clinical Education Executive Committee, and is a past co-chair of the AALS Section on Litigation. He also serves on the executive committee of the Public Justice Center (Baltimore), the board of directors of the Jobs Opportunities Task Force (Baltimore), and the advisory committee of the Maryland Reentry Partnership (Baltimore). He is the immediate past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Associationís Legal Education and Bar Admissionís Committee.