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Criminal Injustice: Accountability and Reform

A Conversation with Qiana Johnson, Fiona Apple, Marguerite Lanaux, and Scott Hechinger, moderated by Rachel Handler
Qiana Johnson, Fiona Apple, Marguerite Lanaux, and Scott Hechinger

An intimate conversation about the often hidden cruelty and violence happening everyday in courtrooms across the country, the urgent need for accountability and transparency, and what you can do about it.

With organizers, artists, and public defenders: Qiana Johnson, founder of Life after Release and a Court Watch program in Prince George’s County, MD; Marguerite Lanaux, supervising attorney in the Office of the Public Defender in Prince George’s County Maryland; Fiona Apple, musician and Court Watcher; and Scott Hechinger, former Brooklyn public defender & now director of Zealous. We’ll talk about the intersection of arts and criminal justice, the significance of bearing witness to abuses of power, how Court Watch prevents injustice and why we need to fight for its survival now under attack, and how we can all work together towards abolition.

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Qiana Johnson

Qiana Johnson is the founder of Life After Release Inc, a formerly incarcerated women-led organization supporting system …

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple, Musician, Court Watcher.

Marguerite Lanaux

Marguerite E. Lanaux joined the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in 2013 …

Scott Hechinger

Scott Hechinger served as a public defender for close to a decade in Brooklyn and now directs Zealous …

Rachel Handler

Rachel Handler is a features writer at Vulture/New York Magazine, covering film, TV, music, and culture …

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