Memorial Hall Library

Courageous Conversations: Parole 101: The Massachusetts Parole System & Why It Needs to Change

An event designed to raise awareness about parole and change hearts and minds about the importance/difficulties of parole in Massachusetts. Panelists include formerly incarcerated speakers, Isaiah Dotson and Jonathan Best, Representative Liz Miranda who has filed several parole bills for 2021-22, Attorney Patty Garin, one of the foremost parole experts in Massachusetts, and moderator Jean Trounstine, professor, writer and activist who has written extensively about parole, along with Lisa Berland, who is part of Parole Watch.

A collaboration of Courageous Conversations, Memorial Hall Library, the Social Justice Coalition of South Church, and the Coalition for Effective Public Safety.