We Need A New Paradigm – Punishment Is Not Working

Dorsey E. Nunn

November 18, 2012

Dorsey Nunn

Mr. Nunn, Executive Director for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, He is the co-founder of All of Us or None, a civil and human rights organization comprised of formerly incarcerated people, prisoners and their allies. He is also a formerly-incarcerated person. He is a former co-chair of the Standing Committee on Legal Services For Prisoners for the State Bar of California. He is a former co-chair of the Institution and Alternative Section for the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association. He has been on the board of Legal Aid Association of California. He is the former chair of the Criminal Justice Consortium.  He is a member of the National Organizing Committee for Critical Resistance and a founding member of Critical Resistance. He is the co-founder of Free at Last, a community based recovery and rehabilitation center. He hosted a radio program (KPFA in San Francisco) on criminal justice related issues. He has spoken extensively on issues relating to prisoners, their children and family members at numerous conferences, workshops and demonstrations, including voter registration and rights.

Mr. Nunn has won numerous awards including, The Human Excellence Award presented by the San Francisco Muslim Community Center, Certificate of Appreciation presented by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. He was a 1996-1998 California Wellness Fellow. Most recently Mr. Nunn was awarded the prestigious Fannie Lou Hamer award from the African American Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dorsey Nunn, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, 1540 Market St., Ste. 490, San Francisco, CA 94102
415/255-7036, Ext. 312 or 415/516-9599 (cell phone).  (www.prisonerswithchildren.org)


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