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Forum Focuses on Prison Reform in Utah

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion on as prison relocation as the debate heats.

A panel of state leaders in criminal justice reform convened earlier this month at the Hinckley Institute for a timely discussion on nationwide efforts in prison relocation, enhancing public safety, controlling corrections costs, and holding offenders accountable.

The panel also addressed national momentum in justice reform, and mentioned specific reform measures currently underway in Utah.

Panelists included Utah State Representative Eric Hutchings, Utah State Representative Brad Wilson, Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin, former Texas State Representative Jerry Madden and Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers.

Several media outlets covered the event, including the Deseret News.

It’s one of several forums related to current events on deck at Hinckley in the coming weeks. Upcoming events include:

The Impact of Media on Informed Democracy: A Comparative Study of the United States and Europe
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room

Professor Toril Aalberg, visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of California, Berkeley; head of Research, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the Fulbright Association 

Elections, Campaigns and Politics: The Practical, Philosophical and Personal wanderings of a Democrat in Utah (and anything else you wanted to know but were afraid to ask)
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
12-1 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room

Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

Presented by the Political Science SAC

Hinckley Institute of Politics 2014 Politician of the Year: Jason Chaffetz
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
12-1 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)


For more information on the Hinckley Institute, visit the website here.