'Voices and Visions'

DATE: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Leslie Phillips Theater, Fine & Performing Arts Building


Criminal Justice Reform Panel Discussion

HCC will present 'Voices and Visions," a panel discussion focusing on the subject of criminal justice reform, Wed., April 12, at 11 a.m. in the Leslie Phillips Theater.

Panelists include:

  • U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor
  • Robert Ryan, chief probation officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court
  • Jose Bou, HCC professor of Criminal Justice
  • Daisy Hernandez, from the prison writing group Voices from Inside/Voices Carry

The panel discussion will be moderated by Nicole Hendricks, HCC professor of Criminal Justice. , and is sponsored by the HCC Dept. of Criminal Justice.


The United States locks up more people per capita than any other nation in the world. What reforms are needed in policing, prosecutorial practices, and sentencing? Under current law, how well is justice being served? Join us for a panel discussion about the road ahead.

The event, sponsored by the HCC Dept. of Criminal Justice, is part of the "Hamptons and Holyoke Read 2017" project, a  community wide initiative of libraries, museums and other groups focusing  on the U.S. prison system.

PHOTO by CHRIS YURKO: U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor will talk about criminal justice reform as part of a panel discussion April 12 at HCC.