Prof. Steve Bright

Race, Poverty and Criminal Justice

October 20, 2016, 3:00pm
Phelps-Stokes Auditorium

From debtors’ prisons to the death penalty, race and poverty influence outcomes in the U.S. criminal courts. The criminal courts are the institution least affected by the Civil Rights Movement. Bright, a Yale Law School professor and president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will examine how sentences imposed by those courts destroy people and communities; and he will also chart hope for the future.