Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

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Robina In Conversation Series

Women in Prison in Minnesota: Voices of Hope from Within Prison Walls

1:30pm to 5:00pm Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Thank you to all who were able to join us in-person and online for our latest Robina In Conversation"Women in Prison in Minnesota: Voices of Hope from Within Prison Walls," on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Event Re-Cap

For this In Conversation, we discussed the challenges and the realities that are unique to women who have been incarcerated. The Robina Institute is grateful to members of the Twin Cities Women's Choir, who sang "Voices of Hope," composed and conducted by University of Minnesota doctoral candidate Amanda Weber, who recounted her experiences leading a chorus of incarcerated women at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Shakopee. 

We then heard from a panel of formerly incarcerated women, who openly discussed their experiences, successes, and challenges reentering into society. Thank you Gina, KourtneyMariah, and Rea for sharing your powerful stories.

The program concluded with a panel of professionals who discussed some of the implications of and contributing factors to Minnesota’s growing population of incarcerated women. This panel was moderated by Robina Institute Research Director, Dr. Ebony Ruhland, and included Assistant Professor Rebecca Shlafer, University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics; Dr. Jim Verhoye, Education Director, Minnesota Correctional Facility at Shakopee; Judge Bruce Peterson, 4th Judicial District; and Autumn Cavender-Wilson, Certified Professional Midwife.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

2.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours was approved. Event Code: 240774

Women in Prison in Minnesota: Voices of Hope from Within Prison Walls

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Contact

If you have additional questions please email us at robina@umn.edu or call (612) 626-6600.