We toured German prisons in Hameln and Berlin, Germany and what we saw was incredible. This is what a prison system looks like when it is centered around treating people humanely. It showed us that we can do things a different way in the U.S.
Neil Weiner, Vera’s former research director and senior fellow for research, evaluation, and policy, passed away in July 2009. Shortly before his passing, Neil helped create a research speaker series that has been named in his honor. The Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series invites prominent researchers to speak about their work on justice issues. For more information, please e-mail Chelsea Davis at email@example.com.