Phoenix: Born of Ashes – Incarceration

Issues/Discussion Points

☼ Department of Justice probe
☼ Disparities in incarceration rates

Police and Incarceration Track: Keynote Speakers

List of 3 items.

  • PAUL PENZONE | March 1, 2022

    In 2016, Sergeant Paul Penzone of the Phoenix Police Department won a resounding victory against Joe Arpaio to become the sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then, Sheriff Penzone has been working hard to undo the damage of the Arpaio legacy and bring a greater sense of fairness to the justice system of Phoenix. He will be speaking to the changing political interests of Arizona voters that propelled his success, as well as his reform efforts in the Arizona Justice and Immigration systems.
  • ED KABOTIE | March 3, 2022

    Kabotie is a third-generation artist from the Hopi village of Shungopavi and the Tewa village of Khap’o Owinge. He is also a singer/songwriter in a reggae/rock band, Tha ‘Yoties, and a notable composer of trilingual/multi-instrumental ‘nu-native’ music. Kabotie’s work emphasizes the historic and current plight of the people and lands of the Colorado Plateau. Kabotie has seen firsthand the devastating effects of mass incarceration on the indigenous community. Much of his art, music and advocacy has been to shed light on past and present conflicts between Arizona cities and neighboring indigenous communities, in order to foster a better understanding.
  • JIMMY JENKINS | March 7, 2022

    As a journalist for news outlets including KJZZ, NPR and now The Arizona Republic, Jenkins has been covering stories in Arizona for over seven years. As a criminal justice reporter, he has interviewed inmates, uncovered corruption scandals in Police Departments, and helped hold the Phoenix justice system accountable. He’ll speak to the issues he’s covered and where our attention should be focused on police and incarceration in Arizona.