Tuesday, April 23

7:30 pm

Plaza Room, hotelVetro

201 S Linn St, Iowa City (map)

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Video Recording


Vote No on New Jail and the Hawkeye Chapter of the ACLU of Iowa are sponsoring a public educational forum on Alternatives to a Bigger Jail.

Speakers will address ways to stabilize and reduce local incarceration rates, the problem of disproportionate minority contact, architectural alternatives to the current proposal, and ways to provide courtroom space and educational facilities without a large expansion of jail cells.

Special invitations have been issued to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, the Iowa City City Council, the County Attorney, the Sheriff, the Iowa City Chief of Police, and the Director of the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety.

The forum will take place on Tuesday, April 23, at Plaza Room, Hotel Vetro, Iowa City, 7:30 pm:


Spread the word, invite your friends, and see you there!

Speakers / Panelists

  • Bob Thompson: Stabilizing Jail Population Growth

  • Jeff Cox: Yes We Can....Control Local Arrest Rates. The War on Drugs and Racial Disparities

  • Ruedi Kuenzli: What Should We Do With the Current Jail?

  • Nicholas Johnson: Getting to Yes With a Detached Criminal Justice Center

  • Caroline Dieterle: Jail Beds for Victimless Crimes

Location & parking

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