"It is easier to build strong children than fix broken men:" At HLS summit, Edelman says we must move from punishment to justice

Harvard Law School News

June 28, 2010

 

In the United States, an African American boy faces a-one-in three risk of being incarcerated during his lifetime and for a Latino boy the risk is one-in-six. For ten of thousands of young people, childhood can consist of a pipeline to prison. On Thursday, April 29, 2010, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School hosted a conference addressing the issue locally: “Coming Together to Dismantle the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in Massachusetts: A Half-Day Summit of Community, Faith and Policy Leaders.”

In the United States, an African American boy faces a-one-in three risk of being incarcerated during his lifetime and for a Latino boy the risk is one-in-six. For ten of thousands of young people, childhood can consist of a pipeline to prison. On Thursday, April 29, 2010, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School hosted a conference addressing the issue locally: “Coming Together to Dismantle the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in Massachusetts: A Half-Day Summit of Community, Faith and Policy Leaders.”
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