Conferences and Events

Smart Decarceration Initiative 2nd National Conference
Tools and Tactics: Promising Solutions to Advance the Era of Smart Decarceration
November 2-4, 2017

"SDI Conference Highlights" (2 page PDF)

"SDI Conference Program" (20 page PDF)

The Smart Decarceration Initiative's Inaugural Conference: 'From Mass Incarceration to Effective and Sustainable Decarceration'
September 24-27, 2015
Washington University in St. Louis

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News articles about the conference:

Article, The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel (September 26, 2015)
Assistant Professor Matthew Epperson comments on the rippling effects that are harmful to formerly incarcerated. individuals, children, and families of the incarcerated.
"Chisholm: Mass incarceration no answer to society's problems"

Article, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 25, 2015)
Assistant Professor Matthew Epperson: "The political will for mass incarceration has all but dried up."
"Washington University conference looks at ways to reverse mass incarceration in the U.S."

Article, CSD News (September 29, 2015)
‘Our goal is to substantially reduce incarceration rates’