UC Berkeley's Human Rights Program and the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, with generous support from the Townsend Center for the Humanities and Social Science Matrix, are pleased to present a 2015-16 event series focused on California prisons. This series will examine conditions, policies, and prospects for change within a national and international context. Speakers will include scholars, advocates, international practitioners, and people who were formerly incarcerated. The first event in the series will be "The Lifecycle of the Problem," a panel discussion with Keramet Reiter (professor at UC Irvine), Hernán Reyes (former medical coordinator for Health in Prisons for the International Committee of the Red Cross), and Jonathan Simon (professor at Berkeley Law). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.