Committing Multiple Felonies and Facing the Consequences

Sponsored by the St. Thomas Criminal Law Association

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


University of St. Thomas School of Law
MSL 321

Joseph Wright is a two-time felony offender, convicted of cocaine distribution in the late 1990’s and first degree criminal sexual conduct in 2004. He has served more than eight years in many different Minnesota correctional facilities. During those years, Wright has participated in a number of rehabilitative and restorative justice activities, including intensive boot camp, Stillwater’s Alternative to Violence Project, and the Minnesota Department of Corrections Exploring Justice program. Most recently, Wright completed the Adult and Teen Challenge Program in Rochester.

With Professor Hank Shea moderating, Wright will candidly discuss, and take questions, regarding his tortuous path through the criminal justice system and his ongoing challenges in life. Some of what he will say will be unsettling and even disturbing, but it will provide the opportunity to gain insight into one former drug dealer’s experience with law enforcement , lawyers, and the courts, the realities of incarceration, and the difficulties of successful re-entry for released offenders.

Lunch will be provided.

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