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Join the Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resources Coalition (SPARC) for a panel discussion about mental health and incarceration. Please RSVP here as lunch will be provided.
Joshua Mason is a formerly incarcerated undergrad who is a part of Underground Scholars at UC Berkeley. He has spent significant time in solitary confinement as a youth and over half of his 10 yr adult sentence for attempted murder in solitary, primarily the Pelican Bay SHU, for being validated as prison gang member. Since paroling in 2005 Joshua has been engaged violence prevention, program development, being a gang expert in the criminal and immigration systems and research around gang labeling in the Latinx community in particular. He is a native of the Bay Area and proud father of 3.
Tom Nolan is an attorney at Rosen Bien Galvan and Grunfeld who has played a lead role in Coleman v. Brown, a case brought on behalf of people incarcerated in California prisons with serious mental illness. An SLS alum, Tom also has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, where he focused his research on issues related to prison policy and mass incarceration, including the excessive use of isolation in California’s prisons and the harsh impact of California’s three-strikes law.