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Doing Our Time on the Outside
A Carceral Justice Conference

Friday, February 10, 2023

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

1006 Humanities Building, Stony Brook University

This is a free event

Have Rich Paul, Intervention Counselor at STRONG Youth, take you through the moments that provided him beacons of light during his time behind bars. 


Hear from Barbara Allan—Founder of Prison Families Anonymous and author of Doing Our Time on the Outside: One Prison Family of 2.5 Million—who will offer critical & narrative insight into the criminal justice system and its far-reaching impacts on families of the incarcerated. 


Maria Ceraulo, Criminal Justice Chair for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Queens/Nassau, will share her story as the mother of a man caught in the cycles of incarceration due to mental illness.


Jessica Lowell Mason, Founder and Director, Madwoman in the Attic Project and Herstory Co-facilitator for Reimagining Mental Healthcare, will share the opening scene of her memoir in progress about involuntary institutionalization. 


Other speakers include:

Barbara Morrell, director of the criminal justice department at St. Joseph’s College

Liena Gurevich, director of the criminology program at Hofstra University

Susan Scheckel, Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University

Joseph Murphy, Humanities New York

This conference is FREE. 

Friday, February 10, 2023

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

1006 Humanities Building, Stony Brook University

100 Circle Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Join the Honorable Judge Fernando Camacho, a pioneer in restorative justice, to explore the effect of racial and economic inequities on legal decisions, sentencing, probation and parole. 


Experience when father and daughter, Marcellus and Aysiah Morris, come back together to share their healing journeys after long periods of incarceration to speak and read about breaking the cycle of incarceration and re-entry across the generations.

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