Jails and Prisons: Rights, Re-Entry, and Reform

Friday, March 6th, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

The Seattle Journal for Social Justice is excited to announce its symposium entitled “Jails and Prisons: Rights, Re-Entry, and Reform” on Friday, March 6th, 2020. We will examine this crucial issue from contrasting perspectives. We hope to explore the challenges and fundamental changes needed to address this issue. The journal welcomes papers for presentation at this symposium and for potential publication in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.

“Jails and Prisons” is a topic addressed throughout the country by a variety of constituencies. We are particularly interested in papers and presentations from academic disciplines, from practitioners, and from people in the field and on the ground. The Seattle Journal for Social Justice hopes that this symposium will serve as a platform for researchers, practitioners, and community organizers to interrogate, analyze, and create new developments in this arena. Areas of interest for this topic include, but are not limited to:

  • Reforming Pre-Trial Release, Bail, and Parole
  • Improving the Re-Entry Process
  • Reducing Recidivism
  • Prison and Jail Conditions
  • Changing the Justice System Practices

We are pleased to announce Lisa Daugaard, Executive Director of the Public Defenders Association and a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship recipient, will be our keynote speaker.

Register for free.

Book a room at a nearby hotel.

Please submit by email your presentation proposal, including the title, authors, and abstract, to with the subject line: Symposium Proposal. After we receive and accept your proposal, the authoring guidelines will be e-mailed to you.

Special Issue Theme: "Jails and Prisons: Rights, Re-Entry, and Reform"

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 5th, 2020