Speaking Engagement

Shattering the Shackles of Collateral Consequences: Exploring Moral Principles and Economic Innovations to Restore Rights and Opportunity

Event Details
August 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

The Sentence, a documentary that won the 2018 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, will be screened as part of NACDL's 2018 Presidential Summit & 17th Annual SCJN Conference: "Shattering the Shackles." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Ballard Spahr partner Marjorie J. Peerce; Rudy Valdez, the film's director; and Cynthia Roseberry, former project director of Clemency Project 2014.

Ms. Peerce led a team that filed a clemency petition for pro bono client Cindy Shank, a woman sentenced to 15 years in prison for a first-time, nonviolent, drug-related offense. The Sentence tells the story of Ms. Shank's incarceration, the effects it had on her three young daughters, and her family's efforts to lobby for sentencing reform.

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