On Tuesday, December 4, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Democratic Whip and Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Pa.) will discuss the state of criminal justice in America.

Sens. Durbin and Grassley will discuss pending criminal justice legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. Speakers will also highlight different approaches to the reform movement, discuss whether bipartisan criminal justice reform is possible, the country’s bail system, procedures for criminal records and address the key challenges to transforming the justice system in America.

This event will be streamed at: wapo.st/criminaljusticewpl

Media who wish to attend must RSVP by emailing Nancy Murphy at nancy.murphy@washpost.com.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Sharanda Jones, Co-Founder, Buried Alive Project
  • Larry Leiser, President, National Association of Assistant United States Attorney
  • Brittany K. Barnett, Attorney and Co-founder, Buried Alive Project
  • Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R), Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • John Wetzel, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • Kevin Ring, President, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
  • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The presenting sponsor of this event is Justice Action Network.