Life Inside a Supermax Prison: A Warden's Perspective

Presented by the Criminal Law Association

Date & Time:

Monday, November 21, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


University of St. Thomas School of Law
MSL 235

The University of St. Thomas Criminal Law Association has had the opportunity to hear two convicted felons speak this semester on their points of view of the criminal justice and corrections systems. This event will take a closer look inside the correctional system from inside prisons through the eyes of those in charge. Our speaker is Jim Bruton, a former prison warden.

Bruton worked in the corrections field for 35 years, retiring as warden of the state of Minnesota's maximum security prison at Oak Park Heights. During his 3 1/2 decades in corrections, he worked in numerous capacities including a juvenile detention center, as a juvenile and adult probation officer, as a member and vice chair of the state parole board, as an investigator and assistant to the warden at Oak Park Heights, as the executive officer of adult release for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, as superintendent of the Ramsey County (Workhouse) Correctional Facility, and as deputy commissioner of corrections.

Join us Nov. 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to hear his perspective. Lunch included.

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