Reform Nation: The Movement Against Mass Incarceration

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Campus
Colleen Eren
Free and open to the public. There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m.


Colleen Eren is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at William Paterson University and Director of their Criminology and Criminal Justice program. Her first book, Bernie Madoff and the Crisis was published by Stanford University Press, and she is currently in contract for a second book, Reform-Nation: The Movement to End Over-Incarceration with Stanford. She is also the co-author of the text The Impact of Supreme Court decisions on U.S. Institutions: A Sociology of Law Primer (Routledge). In addition to her academic work, Eren has a background in community organizing around criminal justice issues: for six years she was Director of Organizing at New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, which led a successful statewide campaign to keep capital punishment out of New York, and was a steering committee member of Amnesty’s Program to Abolish the Death Penalty. She is currently on the board for New Hour for Women and Children, a nonprofit which helps justice-impacted women returning home from prison and jail.


716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
United States

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