Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

4-PART EVENING SERIES BEGINNING JAN. 25—The U.S. has more people in prison and in jail than any other nation on the planet, far more than public safety requires. This damages the lives of those incarcerated, their families, and their communities...contributes to a cycle of crime and punishment...and diverts resources from more constructive uses. Building on our 2017 Fall Adult Forum, St. Chrysostom’s will host a 4-part series on 4 Thursday nights devoted to confronting the moral crisis of mass incarceration. ALL ARE WELCOME—help us spread the word and REGISTER HERE.

Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Making Change Happen

Four Thursday Evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn, Chicago
January 25, February 1, 8 and 15, 2018

Leading experts, moderated by Carroll Bogert of The Marshall Project and Rob Wildeboer of WBEZ Radio, will speak to the full range of complex issues that we need to address in order to rethink crime and punishment and change the laws and practices that have resulted too many men and women—most of them people of color—being jailed and imprisoned.

January 25, 2018 | The Origins and Impact of Mass Incarceration

Sharone Mitchell of the Illinois Justice Project • David Olson of Loyola University • Rev. Al Sharp of Clergy for a New Drug Policy

February 1, 2018 | Imprisonment, Release and Reentry – How They Work, What Must Change

John Baldwin of the Illinois Department of Corrections • Victor Dickson of the Safer Foundation • Erwin Mayer of St. Leonard’s Ministries • Jennifer Vollen-Katz of the John Howard Association  

February 8, 2018 | Diversion – Alternatives to Incarceration

County Sheriff Tom Dart (invited) • Michelle Day of Nehemiah Trinity Rising • Mark Ishaug of Thresholds • Pam Rodriguez of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities 

February 15, 2018 | What’s Changing, What More Needs to Be Done, What We Can Do To Help

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli • Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx • John Maki of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority • Ben Ruddell of the ACLU of Illinois 


• CTA: one block from Clark Street busses (Schiller Street stop) & walking distance from Red Line Clark & Division station 

• Public Parking available at 1250 N. Dearborn, 88 W Schiller, 1455 N. Clark, 1325 N. State, 1560 N Sandburg Terrace (see Spot Hero or


$10 per session/$30 for series of 4—includes a box supper prepared by hospitality industry trainees at The Michael Barlow Center at St. Leonard’s Ministries, a member agency of Episcopal Charities and Community Services

$10 per session—includes a box supper while they last 

QUESTIONS? Phone the church office at 312-944-1083.