The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will sponsor a roundtable discussion focusing on the U.S. prison system at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the Miley Hall private dining room.
The United States has about 5 percent of the global population, yet it accounts for about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Despite a steady decline in the crime rate over the past two decades, the United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country, about one in every 100 American adults.
Join the Pell Center roundtable to discuss why the U.S. prison population is so high, learn about prison systems in other countries and what, if anything, the U.S. could learn from them.
Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, and lunch is provided. As space is extremely limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to [email protected].