Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Senior Counsel of the Brennan Center's Justice Program, will discuss her work to change financial incentives in the criminal justice system.
As Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, Lauren-Brooke Eisen works to improve the criminal justice process through legal reforms, specifically through changes to how the criminal justice system is funded. Previously she was a senior program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections. Ms. Eisen also served as an assistant district attorney in Richmond County (Staten Island), within the Appeals Bureau, the Criminal Court Bureau, and the Sex Crimes Special Victims Bureau. She has taught criminal justice at Yale College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her forthcoming book, Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration, (slated for publication on November 7, 2017 by the Columbia University Press) examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policy makers, activists, ICE employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America's largest private-prison corporations. Neither an endorsement or a demonization, Inside Private Prisons details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry, from mandatory bed occupancy to vested interests in mass incarceration.
Ms. Eisen graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. More information about Ms. Eisen is available here.
A non-pizza lunch will be served. Hosted by SJI.