Political Science Professor Renford Reese Featured as Prison System Expert on KCET?s ?Life & Times?


Political Science Professor Renford Reese Featured as Prison System Expert on KCET?s ?Life & Times?
Associate professor of Political Science Renford Reese, author of Prison Race, will discuss California prison riots on KCET?s ?Life & Times? on March 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Prison Race (Carolina Academic Press, 2006), is a candid and comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system in the United States.
Reese interviews ex-gang member and inmate ?Quake? Fisher.

Associate professor of Political Science Renford Reese, who recently authored Prison Race, will provide expert insight on the racially charged California prison riots on KCET's “Life & Times” on March 16 at 6:30 p.m.

“Life & Times” will feature Reese's interview with ex-gang member and inmate “Quake” Fisher. The show will air on KCET (Channel 28), the local PBS affiliate. The campus community is invited to view the interview online at www.kcet.org/lifeandtimes/.

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As the author of Prison Race (Carolina Academic Press, 2006), Reese will give a lecture at Suqian University in the Jiangsu Province of China on March 22. Prison Race is a candid and comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system in the United States. It integrates survey data and interviews with inmates, parolees and correctional officers.

He also authored Leadership in the LAPD: Walking the Tightrope (2005) and the widely discussed book, American Paradox: Young Black Men (2004).

Reese recently authored an op-ed, “Politics of Self-Interest in Corrections System” that was featured in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Reese, who joined Cal Poly Pomona in 1996, lectures regularly to inmates in California correctional facilities to educate men on the brink of re-entering society. In addition to teaching, he serves as the director of the universitys Colorful Flags program. Featuring cards with information on 21 countries and languages, the program is designed to help improve communication among members of different ethnic groups. Colorful Flags has served more than 130,000 K-12 students in 17 school districts in California, in addition to police departments, hospitals and social service agencies.