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A Conversation About Prisons with Dr. Angela Owens

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A Conversation About Prisons with Dr. Angela Owens

Former Warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center
Dr. Owens is a corrections expert who will discuss the present state of prisons as well as corrections policy generally. This is your opportunity outside prison bars to encounter the warden of a major prison facility. Philosophers from the time of Plato have concerned themselves with punishment, viz , Bentham, Mill, Beccaria, Foucault. What is the function of prisons? What ought it to be?

Sponsored by the Illinois Academy of Criminology

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