What’s Next Washington’s Host, Sue Mason, interviews Aaron T. Kinzel. Aaron is a Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His teaching and research areas of focus are corrections and public policy. He is a consultant that has worked nationally on criminal justice reform, including contracts with the U.S. Department of Justice and has worked with thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals for over 20 years. Kinzel’s passion for these issues arose from his own incarceration as a youth in which he spent several months in juvenile detention and then nearly 10 years in adult correctional facilities and finally 6 years on parole in the State of Michigan. He is currently the Vice President of a well-respected Michigan non-profit organization entitled: Citizens for Prison Reform, which advocates for smart justice policy and the families of incarcerated individuals.
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a) Work: https://umdearborn.edu/casl/undergraduate-programs/areas-study/criminology-criminal-justice-studies
f) Personal Website: atkinzel.com
g) Non-Profit Org: http://www.micpr.org/
h) Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_A0EgNHyao
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