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SPEAR Committees


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SPEAR Committees


In addition to full group meetings, SPEAR has four active committees that meet independently to accomplish different aspects of SPEAR's mission. The four committees are: Education, Sentencing, Prison Conditions, and Post-Incarceration. SPEAR also has a graduate student liaison who coordinates efforts with our allies in Princeton's graduate programs. Read more about how to get involved with the committees below. 

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education


education


Our Education committee focuses on the school-to-prison pipeline in the US, Looking at the Policies and PRactices, both inside and outside the classroom, that push school-aged children into the criminal justice system.

Those interested in joining the Education Committee should contact Lily at ebbou@princeton.edu for more information on committee meeting times.

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sentencing


sentencing


Our sentencing committee focuses on projects related to sentencing advocacy. This included, but is not limited to: mandatory minimums, plea bargaining, the death penalty, life without parole, juvenile sentencing, bail reform, and drug courts. Projects include who do we kill? and advocacy for legislation to end solitary confinement. 

Those interested in joining the Sentencing Committee should contact Addie at mlgilson@princeton.edu for more information on committee meeting times. 

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prison conditions


prison conditions


 

Our prison conditions committee focuses on projects related to abuses and exploitation within prison, including human rights abuses such as solitary confinement, prison oversight and grievance reporting, and third party contracting. Current projects include 7x9, Project solidarity and the project solidarity journal.

Those interested in joining the Prison Conditions Committee should contact Anna at amaritz@princeton.edu for more information on committee meeting times.

 

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post-incarceration


post-incarceration


Our post-incarceration committee focuses on projects related to the experiences of formerly incarcerated individuals, including collateral consequences of incarceration and incarceration-status-based discrimination. This includes but is not limited to: voter disenfranchisement, higher education post-incarceration, job and wage discrimination, and public benefits discrimination. 

Those interested in joining the Post-Incarceration Committee should contact Alice at amarabe@princeton.edu for more information on committee meeting times.