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Laura Phillippi, Speaker

Historian based in Leavenworth

Doing Time in Kansas: The Evolution of Corrections

Prison life is drastically different from today’s pop culture portrayals. Prisons historically operated on a punishment-based system until an increasingly humanitarian approach prevailed. Modern incarceration methods seek to reintegrate inmates back into society as productive, contributing citizens. This talk will explore the evolving world “inside the walls” and its impact on society. 

Contact Laura directly about speaking at your event:
(913) 547-3447

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