Next Forum: "Our Broken Criminal Justice System and the Urgency to Fix It"

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Sunday December 3 at 2:30 pm

El Paso Public Library, 501 N. Oregon

Featuring Bruce Ponder, retired attorney with many years in the Public Defenders Office

Beatriz Vera, social worker and educator

More than 25 years of increasing penalties, skyrocketing jail and prison populations, greater inmate overcrowding, rising older and sicker inmate populations, increasingly stringent parole policies, and recurring budget problems have created a major crisis in our border communities and throughout the country.  Minorities have been particularly affected by this deplorable situation.  The time is overdue for making needed changes.