Redesigning the System

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Illinois Humanities will present a panel discussion exploring the role of art and design in humanizing mass incarceration, strategies for reducing the number of Americans caught up in the criminal justice system, and the possibilities and restrictions of reform on April 4th at The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue. Over the past 30 years, America’s prison population has boomed, with the US now housing five percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. There is no doubt this comes at a high cost to taxpayers, those incarcerated and their families, and society as a whole. With the highest incarceration rates in the world, artists, policymakers, and practitioners have sought to redesign the complex systems and structures that comprise our criminal justice system and fix America’s problem of over incarcerating its residents.


Moderated by Carroll Bogert–President, The Marshall Project

Honorable Ruben Castillo–Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Kim Foxx–State’s Attorney

Jeff Korzenik–Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank

Toni Preckwinkle–Cook County Board President

Sarah Ross–Adjunct Assistant Professor, SAIC

If you have questions, contact SAIC Events at or 312.499.4190. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit

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