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Causes and consequences of jail and prison crowding in the Philippines.

Session 1

Gregory Hall, GH 217

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM

This session will look unto the structural, organizational and cultural factors that contribute to jail and prison crowding in the Philippines. It will also discuss the mental, physical, financial, social and legal consequences of having the most congested jail and prison complex in the world. It will discuss potential remedies to the problem and will engage session participants on how they can help in efforts to popularize this Philippine problem in the United States and other countries. Specifically, this session hopes to engage young Filipino Americans on issues affecting the Philippine Criminal Justice System.

About the Facilitator

Raymund E. Narag

Raymund E. Narag

Raymund E. Narag attained his PhD degree from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Justice and Public Safety in the Fall of 2012. He is currently the Judge William Cook Professor Fellow.

Dr. Narag came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar from the Philippines. His research focus includes criminal victimization, youth violence, correctional administration, and qualitative research particularly in cross cultural settings. He studies correctional and judicial policies and practices in the Southeast Asia, with special focus on the Philippines, and how these translate to prolonged pre-trial detention, jail overcrowding and violent extremism. Dr. Narag regularly visits the Philippines to conduct training and mentoring among correctional and court actors.