Incarceration affects the lives of millions through exploitative and discriminatory practices in various forms of carceral control, and its “collateral damage” extends to families and communities. The goal of this collaboration is to identify what the University of Minnesota, as a major and influential academic institution, can do to address the crisis. Leaders from the Law School, Academic Health Center, Weisman Art Museum, and other University stakeholders will explore how the University can reverse the ripple effect of incarceration by creating a more just approach to supporting citizens with criminal records and their communities. Through research, and collaboration with scholars, advocates, state and county officials, and those currently impacted, we will define how the University can transform the collateral consequences of incarceration into opportunities for economic mobility, individual growth, and societal change.
Perry L. Moriearty, Law School, TC
Rebecca Shlafer, Department of Pediatrics, AHC, TC
Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Visual Artist, Weisman Art Museum