SCJN News - June 12, 2012

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Please join NACDL for our 11th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference Gideon and Beyond: Securing Constitutional Rights Through Policy Advocacy Thursday July 26-July 27, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California.
Co-sponsored by the ACLU, the Innocence Project and the ACLU of California

Please see a preliminary agenda here. To register online, click here http://www.nacdl.org/meetings/ or download a registration form here. Early bird registration rates apply if you register by June 29, 2012. For more information please contact Angelyn C. Frazer at afrazer@nacdl.org or (202) 465-7642 or visit our website at www.nacdl.org/scjn. For hotel information please visit http://www.nacdl.org/LegalEducation.aspx?id=23386&libID=23356.


Jennifer L. Zito, has been named the Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award recipient. Ms. Zito is the Past President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. During her tenure as President, Jennifer was instrumental in the passage of eyewitness ID, electronic recording, and good time credits. She also worked diligently on Connecticut’s death penalty moratorium. Jennifer is a member of NACDL and the SCJN. Please join us in congratulating her on receiving this award. The award will be presented at the SCJN Conference on Friday July 27, 2012.


Please Join NACDL, for a discussion on prison-based gerrymandering featuring Peter Wagner of the Prison Policy Initiative and Maryland Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk who sponsored the “No Representation Without Population Act” that passed the Maryland legislature in January 2010 and was subsequently signed by Governor Martin O’Malley on April 13, 2010. For more information click here http://www.nacdl.org/Advocacy.aspx?id=21846&libID=21816.

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