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Live From the American Justice Summit

We're live from the American Justice Summit, an event exploring the personal, social, and financial inequities of America's prison system — and ways to remedy them.

by VICE News
Nov 10 2014, 5:40pm

Photo by Nick Ut/AP

There is a growing consensus that America's criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Today, about 2.4 million people are incarcerated in the US — by far the most in any country worldwide. Another 7 million people are under probation and on parole, and 65 million have criminal records, which often make it difficult or impossible to do things like secure college loans, find housing, or vote.

The American Justice Summit is bringing together those who are championing innovative, cost-effective solutions to the problems plaguing the criminal justice system. A series of panels and conversations will explore the personal, social, and financial inequities of America's prison system — and the ways to remedy them.

VICE News has partnered with Tina Brown Live Media to livestream the event.

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