IRLE Speaker Series: Bruce Western
November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bruce Western is a Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Formerly vice chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Causes and Consequences of High Incarceration Rates in the United States, he is currently principal investigator on the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections and the Boston Reentry Study. He is the author of the award-winning book, Punishment and Inequality in America.
He’s written about mass incarceration in the U.S. for the New Yorker, and his new book Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison has been featured in The Atlantic. Watch his animated interview on the impact of mass incarceration here.