Hearing on Arkansas mass incarceration set for April 23 in Fayetteville

United States Commission on Civil Rights

The Arkansas Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights this week will host an open community forum to public testimony regarding incarceration rates in the state – particularly where they raise concerns regarding disparate impact on the basis of race, color, disability status, national origin, and sex.

The event will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 inside the EJ Ball Courtroom at the University of Arkansas School of Law, 1045 W. Maple Street in Fayetteville.

The event agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome remarks and introductions (1 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion: Mass Incarceration & Juvenile Justice (1:15 p.m.)
  • Public comment (2:15 p.m.)

The meeting is free and open to the public. No appointment or registration is necessary, but attendees must sign up online to speak during the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be streamed live at echo360.org.