FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2016
KNOXVILLE –The Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice will host “Stopping the Revolving Door: A Conversation on Safety, Savings and Our Criminal Justice System” on Thursday, December 8 in Knoxville.
Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, will moderate the discussion, which will focus on problems with the current criminal justice system and strategies for change. It will also include ways that the public can get involved in the movement for reform and support the passage of upcoming criminal justice initiatives in the legislature.
Panelists include Lindsay M. Boyd, director of policy for the Beacon Center of Tennessee and Thomas H. Castelli, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.
The panel discussion, presented in partnership with the USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee, is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Embassy Suites – West Knoxville, located at 9621 Parkside Drive, on Thursday, December 8 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
The panel is the second of three events being held across the state by the Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice.
The Coalition for Sensible Justice, launched in September 2016, is a statewide, nonpartisan coalition committed to advancing criminal justice reform in Tennessee. Its goals include enhancing public safety, promoting rehabilitation and re-entry, and saving taxpayer dollars while creating a fair criminal justice system. Founding organizations include the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the Tennessee Association of Goodwills, and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
A printable flyer for the event can be found here.