Approximately 50 Boston University students and faculty gathered at Barrister’s Hall in the BU School of Law Wednesday evening to listen to a series of presentations about mass incarceration research and discuss its impacts.
Ten BU researchers presented during the event, each spending three minutes discussing their past or ongoing research on mass incarceration. The presentations ranged in focus from mass incarceration of substance users to peer support for veterans leaving incarceration.
Jessica Simes, a sociology professor at BU, organized the panel.
“Mass incarceration had far-reaching implications for social and economic mobility, for families and children, and for the quality of American democracy,” Simes said after the presentation. “I hope that audiences could understand the far-reaching impacts of mass imprisonment and see the interdisciplinary nature of mass imprisonment research.”