“Stopping the Revolving Door of Prisons” at Foothills Forum

    March 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Skyline Country Club
    5200 East Street Andrews Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    $20 Hor's d'oeuvres, Cash Bar
    Foothills Forum
    (520) 477- 1093


    U.S. Magistrate Charles Pyle
    U.S. Magistrate Charles Pyle
    Every year, 700,000 individuals leave state and federal prisons to return to their local communities. What happens when they get there?Join us on Tuesday, March 10, when Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and US Magistrate Judge Charles Pyle will be the featured speakers for a forum presentation discussing:- The causes behind the growth in the US prison population, the impact incarceration has on human lives, and the crushing burden it imposes on our already strained correctional system and state budgets.- How local community programs, such as Second Chance Tucson,  are providing mentoring, job training and job placement programs to help ensure these returning citizens are able to live a productive life.
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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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