Pathways to Prison - Special Screening in Lansing
WKAR Hosts Pathway to Prisons Special Screening in Lansing
Though prison reform is a contentious topic for lawmakers, there are serious bipartisan efforts to bring about positive change. DPTV's One Detroit special, Pathways to Prison touched upon these efforts, but the conversation continues to grow in many venues--including our state capitol.
In an effort to continue engaging the topic of prison reform, Lansing lawmakers were recently invited to come to WKAR for a special screening of the full-length One Detroit documentary and Q&A session on May 3rd.
To help set the tone of the evening, Rich Homberg (CEO, Detroit Public TV) and Susi Elkins (WKAR General Manager/Director of Broadcasting) delivered opening remarks.
Nolan Finley (MiWeek, The Detroit News) hosted the event and moderated the post-screening Q & A session featuring:
• Sen. John Proos - (R-St. Joseph) Chair of the Senate Appropriations Judiciary and Corrections Subcommittees.
• Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids)
• Justice Bridget Mary McCormack - Michigan Supreme Court Justice
• Yusef Bunchy Shakur - Founder & CEO of YBS Consulting
•Barbara Levine - Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending
Check out the video recap below:WKAR airs Pathways to Prison on Tuesday, May 9th at 9pm.
Listen to Reginald Hardwick's (WKAR digital news director) review here
Watch the full episode of Pathways to Prison and find additional resources here