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Saturday, September 28 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
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Where federal criminal justice reform goes next

Moderator
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Susan Chira

Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project
Chira was named editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project in March. She previously worked at The New York Times as a reporter and editor from 1981 to 2019, including as foreign editor and deputy executive editor. While at the Times, Chira was a member of a team that won the 2018 Pulitzer... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicole Austin-Hillery

Executive Director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch
Austin-Hillery is the executive director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch, an organization that investigates and reports on human rights issues across the world. In 2008, she opened the Washington, D.C., office of The Brennan Center. She served as the office’s first director... Read More →
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Lawrence Krasner

District Attorney of Philadelphia
Krasner was elected district attorney of Philadelphia in 2017. Previously, he worked as a public defender and civil rights attorney for over 30 years and started his own criminal defense and civil rights practice in 1993. Krasner’s clients have included protesters at the 2016 Democratic... Read More →
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Marc Levin

Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Levin founded the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s criminal justice program in 2005. In 2010, he developed the concept for the Right on Crime initiative, a project in partnership with Prison Fellowship and the American Conservative Union Foundation that promotes conservative criminal... Read More →
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Kevin Ring

President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Ring became president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums in 2017 after serving as the group’s vice president and director of strategic initiatives. Previously, Ring worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. He spent 20 months in federal prison after he was indicted in 2008 on... Read More →


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