Maze of Injustice

Incarceration in Small & Rural America

Past Event
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019
11:30 AM — 8:00 PM

In Pennsylvania, people are booked into jail roughly 203,183 times per year.

That’s 557 people per day.

23 people per hour.

Join us in rural Pennsylvania for an immersive, interactive day of music and programming in an exhibition curated and co-created by renowned artist and Lancaster-native Jesse Krimes. This experience includes a customized corn maze and communally created textiles, exploring how mass incarceration is entrenched in every American community. The day’s speakers will tackle local, state and national criminal justice issues to transform and reimagine the maze of the American Justice system, from which it can be nearly impossible to escape.

Free and open to the public

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Opening Plenary
Local Jails: Mass Incarceration’s Front Door

  • Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal
  • Jeff Hawkes, Lancaster News Press
  • Lancaster Stands Up

Moderator: Jasmine Heiss

1:45-2:15 p.m.
“Don’t Jail Me” Interactive Experience

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Artist Talk with Jesse Krimes

3:15-4:30 p.m.
Women in the Justice System

  • Piper Kerman, Author of Orange is the New Black
  • TaWanda Stallworth, YMCA
  • Mickey Belaineh, Vera Institute of Justice

Moderator: Pastor Naomi Leapheart

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Closing Plenary
A Vision for Justice: State and Local Momentum Toward Criminal Justice Reform

  • Mark Wilson, Director of Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole; President of The County Chief Probation and Parole Officers Association
  • Brandon Flood, Secretary of Pardons

Moderator: Rev. Doc Trulear, Healing Communities

6:00 p.m.

* First 200 to attend day-time programming receive free entry to concert, all other concert tickets $15 online, $18 doors (