Panel Discussion on Mental Health and the Prison Industrial Complex
As part of the University of Michigan’s 27th Annual MLK Symposium, The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) brings you a panel discussion on the mental health needs of incarcerated and returned citizens. Management of mental health care is both a crucial part of reentry and an underestimated necessity within prisons. The issue is not just of concern for clinicians and correction officers, but social workers, policy and law makers, family members, and communities. Esteemed panelists will cover the breadth of issues regarding mental health and incarceration.
- Deborah Golden, Georgetown Law adjunct professor and staff attorney at DC Prisoners Project
- Natalie Holbrook, Program Director of American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program
- Beth Kita, UC Berkeley Social Work lecturer and CDCR mental health clinical case manager
- Tony Rome, Chief Psychiatric Officer of Michigan Department of Corrections
- Shaka Senghor, Live in Peace Digital and Literary Arts Project founder
Sponsored by UM Department of Psychology, UM Ford School of Public Policy, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives,UM School of Social Work's Community Action and Social Change Minor, Zingerman's, and Hillel.