Viewing, panel discussion with Pathways to Prison film subjects, producer
Documentary explores factors leading to criminalization
DETROIT – The screening of a new, hour long special airing on Detroit Public TV, Pathways to Prison will be held at the Church of the Messiah on Thursday. The film’s producer, Bill Kubota, many of the people whose lives it explores, and local stakeholders who are engaged in criminal justice reform will offer further insight in a panel discussion afterward.
The U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, but America’s “get tough on crime” era may be evolving, as more people realize the greater societal and economic costs. Pathways to Prison examines the forces leading to imprisonment. Panelists will discuss many of them such as “The war on drugs”, “The school to prison pipeline” and potential solutions such as restorative justice practices and prison reform.
Pathways to Prison viewing, panel discussion
Nicholas Buckingham, Moderator, Michigan United Criminal Justice Organizer
Bill Kubota, Director/Producer, Pathways To Prison
Charles Bell, PhD Candidate, Criminal Justice Scholar
Yusef Shakur, Zone 8 Community Leader
Marcus Allen Weldon, Exonerated “Santa Shooter”
Renardo Bowes, Former Lifer, Recovery specialist
Tyrone Kemp, Advocate for the Wrongfully Convicted
5:30PM Thursday, October 5, 2017
231 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48207
Michigan United is a broad, statewide coalition working to reform our broken immigration system, advance housing justice, protect the rights of low-wage workers and develop leadership. More information can be found at the Michigan United’s website: www.miunited.org