Prisoners in America
December 17, 1972December 20, 1972

Forty years before the current outcry over the imbalanced imprisonment of minorities, the 1972 Assembly  considered the U.S. criminal justice system and new ways to deal with crime and criminals.  In the long run, it claimed, a successful program of crime prevention and control will require a concerted attack on social and economic inequalities and the divisiveness of racial and ethnic conflict.

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The American Assembly
Tamar Shapiro


Tamar Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress, where she promotes neighborhood revitalization through creative reuse of vacant and abandoned property.  Formerly with the U.S. German Marshall Fund and Smart Growth America, she attended the Assembly on "Reinventing America's Legacy Cities" in Detroit.