Join us on March 27, 2017, for a panel discussion on mass incarceration

Mass incarceration


What: Mass Incarceration: A Panel Discussion

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 | 7:30pm

Where: Phelps Room, Lower Beamer Center, Wheaton College

Info: Hear perspectives about mass incarceration through the different lenses of those working inside the criminal justice system. The event is moderated by Dr. Theon Hill, Assistant Professor of Communicaiton at Wheaton College.


Matthew Brummund has served in Federal Law Enforcement for the past 15 years in St. Louis, spending the majority of his time on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. For the past two years, Matt has served as a Community Outreach Coordinator, helping to build bridges between Law Enforcement and minority communities in St. Louis.

Amy “Hope Dealer” Williams, a 22-year youth ministry veteran and certified Gang Intervention Specialist, follows her passion to minister to teens involved in gangs, youth on probation/parole and those lost in the criminal justice system, at the core of which life-on-life mentoring is her key strategy. Amy is passionate and deeply engaged in "Ending Mass Incarceration" and "Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline" national movements, a task force member for the National Institute for Juvenile Justice Ministries, a steering committee member for the CCDA Mass Incarceration Task Force and the 6,000 to Life national campaign to support returning citizens.

The Honorable Judge Scott Schlegel serves on the bench of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Division D, State of Louisiana. Judge Schlegel was elected to the bench in May 2013 and was soon thereafter appointed to the Management Committee as Chairperson of Technology and Security. He was also recently appointed to serve as Chair of the Louisiana District Judges/Department of Corrections Liaison Committee. As a district court judge, Judge Schlegel handles a variety of cases, including criminal, civil and domestic. Judge Schlegel also serves as a volunteer judge for various specialty courts, including the Swift and Certain Probation Program and Reentry Court.

Kendall Hill, Public Defender has served in the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, working to protect the rights of individuals accused of crime for nearly 30 years. He has tried over 75 jury trials and 200 bench trials, argued before the Appellate Court on many occasions, and twice has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. As stated by one of Kendall’s colleagues, “He is one of the most brilliant lawyers I have met in my more than 50 years in courtrooms.” Within the Public Defender’s Office, Kendall served as a trial attorney, supervisor, chief, ultimately rising to the rank of Deputy of Criminal Operations for the entire office, positioning him in a leadership role over the office’s 450 attorneys. His approach to this role reflected his usual dedication to service.

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Sponsored by the Billy Graham Center and Wheaton College's Solidarity Cabinet and Global Urban Perspectives.