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Professor Mark Osler to speak at Behind Bars/Beyond Bars on April 16

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Professor Mark Osler, director of the Federal Commutations Clinic and criminal law professor at St. Thomas, will be speaking at event entitled “Behind Bars/Beyond Bars" on April 16 from 4:00 to 5:30.

 The Council on Crime and Justice and the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) are pleased to present “Behind Bars/Beyond Bars,” an interactive panel discussion coinciding with BTAC’s exhibit: Out of the Abyss: William Murray and the Prison Art Project. "Behind Bars/Beyond Bars" features panelists Mark Osler, former federal prosecutor and Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law; Tom Roy, Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections; William Murray, artist and retired art instructor at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Stillwater; and Richard Amos, artist and former inmate (pardoned in 2011).  Panelists will address topics such as the role of rehabilitation in punishment and the unique contributions of arts programming to the rehabilitation of people who are incarcerated.

"Behind Bars/Beyond Bars" takes place April 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Council Chambers at the Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington. A $35 registration fee includes a reception immediately following the panel discussion in the adjacent Inez Greenberg Gallery, where the Out of the Abyss exhibit runs from April 12 to May 17.

Click here for more information and to register for this event

 If you have questions, please contact Mark Haase (a UST Law alumni), Vice President, Council on Crime and Justice haasem@crimeandjustice.org 612-353-3035.  

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