In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law—one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of “lifers” was underway. “The Return” examines this reform through the eyes of those on the front lines—prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law.
A reception begins at 6:30 pm with the screening at 7 pm, to be followed by a brief conversation.
The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online.
Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702