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We invite you to attend the Program on Urban Studies' 16th Annual Model Scholar Lecture, Incarceration and Mental Illness from the Los Angeles County Jail, with Philippe Bourgois, Professor of Psychiatry/Social Medicine and Anthropology at UCLA and author of the award-winning Righteous Dopefiend (2009) and In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (1995).
UCLA Professor Philippe Bourgois offers a presentation about incarceration and mental illness from the Los Angeles County Jail. Professor Bourgois is a proponent of a public anthropology that brings humanities and social science theory to bear on urgent contemporary social problems. This talk will include a video appearance of Craigen Armstrong. After serving 12 years on death row, Mr. Armstrong is confined at the Los Angeles County Jail awaiting a new trial. In jail, he co-founded and is an administrator of the jail's Mental Health Assistance Program. He will talk about developing and managing a peer support program for inmates with serious mental illnesses.
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