#ArtLitPhx: 5th Annual Prison Education Conference

ppppArizona State University’s 5th Annual Prison Education Conference is hosted by the Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) and the Department of English.

The conference highlights prison education programs as part of the American landscape. This year’s event will focus primarily on prevention, education, juvenile justice, and transition both into and out of the prison system. Panels include members from the Arizona Department of Corrections Educational, Treatment, and Counseling services, as wells as prison educators from the New Mexico Corrections Department and ASU.

The keynote speakers, Judge Lilia Alvarez and Kirstin Eidenbach, will conclude with a discussion about deterring juveniles from entering the system. Judge Alvarez is the presiding judge for the Guadalupe Municipal Court and also leads a ‘teen court’ in Guadalupe. Kirstin Eidenbach is an admired attorney who focuses on prisoner’s rights issues.

The conference is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary lunch (with vegetarian options). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Co-sponsored by the ASU School of Social Transformation and Undergraduate Student Government.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2016PEAC

Printable poster: https://asuevents.asu.edu/sites/default/files/prisonedconference2016fullposter.pdf

More information: peac.org@asu.edu   |   http://bit.ly/2016PEAC

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One thought on “#ArtLitPhx: 5th Annual Prison Education Conference

  • March 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I think this is a wonderful topic to focus in on. I have never really thought about the educational system inside our prisons. Education is an important thing and I think often times it gets overlooked in prisons. I think this could really help many people in the system and allow for a brighter future after a rocky start.

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