LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. Robert Ehrlich Jr. , former governor of Maryland, will deliver two talks in Little Rock focused on ways to improve the American criminal justice system.
Both sessions, titled, “Fostering a Sense of Fairness and Justice For People Seeking a Second Chance,” will be on Thursday, March 13. He will appear at noon at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, then at 6 p.m. at the Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall. Both events are free and open to the public and will be followed by question-and-answer sessions.
His presentation centers on improving the clemency and pardon process in the American criminal justice system.
“We must account for human frailties — sometimes serious frailties — but also for the millions of individuals who overcome obstacles, turn their lives around and transform themselves into productive citizens,” Ehrlich has said. “It is incumbent for governors and presidents not only to understand this fact of life but also possess the political fortitude to restore lives. A just society demands it.”
No reservations are necessary for the noon talk, but seats for the 6 p.m. talk may be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501.683.5239.