Criminal Justice in the MS Penitentiary System: A Forum
International Building Auditorium, Room 101
As part of programming for the Parchman exhibit on display in the Cook Library Lobby, University Criminal Justice Associate professor, Alan Thompson, will lead a forum on the current and future of criminal justice in the Mississippi State Penitentiary system. The forum will take off where the exhibition concludes, discussing current conditions in the state’s prisons and efforts to reduce crime and recidivism. Panelists are: Willie Simmons, Mississippi State Senator; Leonard Vincent, Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) General Counsel; Dilworth Ricks, MDOC Victim Services director and R. Kim Rushing, author of Parchman. The family of former Superintendent Wiggins will also be in attendance. The Forum will be held in the International Center building’s auditorium, Rm 101, March 30, at 6 pm.