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Spelman College hosts guest lecturer Michael Stoll
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Spelman College hosts guest lecturer Michael Stoll

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will host Michael A. Stoll, Ph.D., co-author of Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?, for a discussion about the proliferation of mass incarceration in the United States, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

In the book, Dr. Stoll and co-author Steve Raphael analyze the expansion of America’s prison system and illustrate the pressing need to rethink mass incarceration in America. During his lecture, Stoll, a professor of public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles, will delve into the factors that explain the incarceration rate, labor market consequences of mass incarceration and the benefits and costs of the prison boom.

According to Robynn Cox, Ph.D., Spelman College assistant professor in the Department of Economics, “Mass incarceration is an American epidemic, therefore, it is important that we become more educated about this crisis to learn what we can do about it and how we can keep it from happening in the future.”

Free and open to the public, this event will take place at the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Auditorium (GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, Atlanta). There will be a reception immediately following the book talk. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.

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