Daily Archive for Monday, January 16th, 2006

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE — Hurricane Coming

Kevin Wallen, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Courtney Kazembe
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE in JAMAICA

7:30 p.m. Thursday Evening
January 19, 2006
Ames Courtroom and on the Web
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

All Invited — Admission Free

Come to the Ames Courtroom if you can. If not, watch and participate in the event through the Net. Email friends and family. Tune them in, where ever they may be.

The link for the webcast is here.

Here’s an email one of our students wrote friends in the Yukon.

Hello All,

On Thursday, January 19, Kevin Wallen, Rueben “Hurricane” Carter and Courtney Kazembe will be speaking at Harvard Law School about a restorative justice initiative in the prisons in Jamaica. They are working with the government of Jamaica to create a program of restorative justice that addresses the problems that often arises when inmates are paroled. Where old enmities are unresolved, new violence often breaks out when the parolee gets home. The program seeks to constructively bring unresolved enmities to the surface and deal with them before parole. Kevin Wallen heads this project and Courtney Kazembe represents a very controversial inmate who is their test case. Kevin Wallen also works with inmates on a program of personal restoration and rehabilitation for inmates that has seen some remarkable success, even with individuals who will never be paroled. Much of this process started when “Hurricane” Carter visited Jamaica and asked to visit the prisons to speak to inmates.

The talk is being sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which was founded by my evidence professor, Charles Nesson. Prof. Nesson wanted us to think about how we could use the Internet to communicate this message and involve people outside of the room at Harvard Law School where the talk will happen. Prof. Nesson was very enthusiastic about my idea of webcasting the talk to a group of you in the Yukon. I will have my laptop with a wireless Internet connection and will be able to take questions from you by IM to put to the panel.

The talk will be at 7:30 (EST)/4:30 (PST).

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Yours truly,
Kimberly Eldred

Thank you Kimberly.