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Students, experts discuss criminal justice reform

Terrell Thomas of the American Civil Liberties Union speaks about the impact finances have on the bail process at Wednesday evening's

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The Global Studies Center invited three criminal justice experts to inform students about the reasons behind inequalities in the criminal justice system and discuss potential solutions. Dr. Leah Jacobs from the School of Social Work opened the conversation with the topic of incarceration. “To really get to the heart of this issue, you have to recognize the institutional nature of [this nation’s] policies,” Jacobs said.

Hillman exhibit showcases stories of Ferguson

“Ferguson Voices” was created by students at the University of Dayton working in conjunction with PROOF Media for Social Justice to draw attention to problems of state violence and structural racism.

By Nithil Harris Manimaran, For The Pitt News

February 18, 2019

For the month of February, Hillman Library will be home to the Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, an exhibit commemorating the events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri.

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