This three session class begins by discussing the history of the American penal system with particular attention to Governor Brown’s AB 111 prison reform legislation. The first class session we will find ourselves on an in-depth tour of the Wayne Brown Correctional Jail in Nevada City, where you will visit the cell pods, chat with jailers and visit the booking room. Yes, inside a working jail! (Many thanks to Nevada County Sheriff Shannon Moon for arranging this unforgettable experience). For the second and third class sessions, we will have us debriefing of the tour and discuss the future of incarceration. Limited to 20 participants.