The Case Against Prisons


A public meeting hosted by JustSpeak to help fuel conversation about the supposed value prisons provide to us as communities, & the actual versus perceived risks they are supposed to solve.

Thursday 24 May
6 - 8pm
Old Museum Building, 15 Buckle Street
Massey University

JustSpeak's report 'The Case Against Prisons' will be released next week and they're holding events in Auckland and Wellington to mark the occasion.

Each evening will have a panel of experts and a geeky comedian to discuss where we are now, and how we can begin to imagine a future without prisons. So join JustSpeak, look at the data together, and think about how we can grow safer and healthier communities for all our tamariki.

They will be streaming the events via their Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

The Wellington panel consists of
• Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw - Academic, co-director of The Workshop,
• Kingi Snelgar - Harvard graduate, Maori lawyer, advocate for rangatahi
• John Wareham - Prison reformer and novelist (How to Break out of Prison)
& the Emcee will be comedian Robbie Nicol aka White Man Behind A Desk.

There will be discussion about rehabilitation, restorative justice and comparative frameworks, and the audience will have a chance to participate in a Q&A.

Come and join in this discussion and have a snack as we imagine a fairer and more just criminal justice system for everyone!

Public meetings will be held in both Auckland and Wellington, for further details check out the JustSpeak website


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