Former Assistant public defender Joel Feinman at DGT

October 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dragon's View restaurant
400 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
$10 Chinese buffet cash, $12 credit/debit, $3.50 drink only


Joel Feinman

Joel Feinman

Tucson attorney Joel Feinman who worked (until just recently) for the Pima County Public Defender’s Office will be speaking on “mass incarceration”.  He is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Arizona, and is considering a bid for Pima County Attorney in 2016. His kick off event is on Oct. 16.   His website:

One response to “Former Assistant public defender Joel Feinman at DGT

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Joel was a public defender for 8 years and spoke about basic human rights for the mass incarcerated. He said that Arizona rates by race were for blacks 4x as much as for whites, Hispanics 2x to whites, Native Americans 4x to whites; juveniles as well as adults. He encouraged more diversion & treatment esp. for small drug offenses, said that the War on Drugs started w/ the Civil Rights movement to continue to imprison Blacks in the South. Questions from audience were about changes to prosecution of drugs cases as Pima County Atty; what about marijuana offenses; federal vs. state laws; police motivations to arrest for drug crimes; “culture of corruption” at Pima County Atty’s office?; discretion to prosecute or not; diversion $ resources; death penalty; undocumented immigrants; juvenile court cases; why not winning war on drugs; price of drugs & demand; marijuana cartels and private prisons.

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