Watch Live: How Can We Tackle the Challenges Women Face in US Prisons?

Broadly is live at the Women Unshackled conference in DC to discuss the unique challenges faced by women every day in the US justice system.

Jul 18 2017, 2:23pm

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On July 18, Broadly and VICE News will broadcast live from the Newseum in Washington, DC at the Women Unshackled conference addressing the problems facing women in US prisons.

Hosted by the Justice Action Network and the Brennan Center for Justice, the event organizers say the day will "discuss the unique challenges women face in the [criminal justice] system and the policy solutions to improve outcomes." Lawmakers from both sides of the isle – including Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK) – will be taking part in the day of discussions.

Stay tuned to Broadly's Facebook page for live in-person interviews from the event.

9:30 - 9:45 AM: Welcome Remarks

9:45 - 10:30 AM: Remarks from Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)

10:45 - 11:45 AM: U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA)

12:15 - 1:30 PM: (Watch on VICE News) Breakout Session One: How Arrest and Jail Policies Impact Women and Families
(Watch on Broadly) Breakout Session Two: Rehabilitation and Treatment Strategies for Women Behind Bars

1:30 - 2:30PM: Lunch Session featuring U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and a Keynote by Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK).

2:45 - 3:30 PM: (Watch on VICE News) Breakout Session Three: What Happens to Children When Moms Go to Prison?
(Watch on Broadly) Breakout Session Four: The Need for Female-Focused Reentry Programs

3:30 - 3:45 PM: Closing Remarks from U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), Malika Saada Saar, Google's Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)