Ten years ago, McGeorge School of Law hosted a symposium on reforming California's sentencing scheme that resulted in a report co-authored by several prominent scholars outlining a proposal for reforming California's sentencing scheme. Since then, Clark Kelso, one of the organizers of that symposium, has been at the center of the controversy over sentencing reform in his role as the California Correctional Health Care Receiver for the state's prison health care system. A decade later, California is on the verge of addressing the unsustainable reliance on prison as its solution to crime. It is time to revisit reforming California's sentencing practice and policy.
Nov. 7, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Registration & Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. — Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Francis J. Mootz III, Dean & Professor of Law McGeorge School of Law
9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Reforming California Sentencing Practice and Policy: Are We There Yet?
Substance and Procedure in the Reform of Criminal Sentencing
The Congress, the Courts, and the Structural Injunction: From Prison Reform to Sentencing Reform
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Reforming the California Division of Juvenile Justice: Lessons Learned
Redesigning Sentencing: Can Design Thinking Help California Finally Create a Sentencing Commission?
Re-envisioning California Habeas Corpus as a Mechanism for Reducing Over-Incarceration
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Lunch (Provided)
1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Alcohol- and Drug-free Housing: A Key Strategy in Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Recidivism
San Francisco's Programs Reducing Recidivism
The Rhetoric of Sentencing and Corrections
New Developments in Reentry Programs