Mass Incarceration

Lunch and Learn

“Mass Incarceration in the United States: the Sentencing Process”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

12:00 noon

at the Hy-Vee Club Room (Nifong store, 2nd Floor meeting room)

Judge Gary Oxenhandler, Circuit Judge, Division II, 13th Judicial Court, will be the guest speaker.

He will address the subject of the plea process – the sentencing decision and what many consider to be the prison overpopulation problem in the United States.

Judge Oxenhandler was first appointed to the court in 2002. He was elected to circuit judge in 2004 and was re-elected in 2010. Division II handles general civil and criminal dockets. He was a member of the 2000 Judicial and Law Enforcement Task Force; President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce; Co-Chair of the Columbia Race Relations Task Force; and a member of the Boone County Jail Task Force. He now serves as the Acting Chair of the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission and as a member of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Civic Education Committee

This program is free and open to the public.

About lwvcbc

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

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