Nonpartisan groups host panel discussion: What Would the End of Mass Incarceration Mean for Prison Towns? 

Zócalo Public Square and the California Wellness Foundation invite the public to attend a free public event during a panel discussion, question and answer session and complimentary reception at the Veterans Memorial Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7 to discuss what closing prisons mean for neighboring communities.

Featured guest speakers include Trevor Albertson, President of Lassen Community College; Alma Beltran, Mayor of Parlier, California, and retired correctional officer; John M. Eason, University of Wisconsin sociologist and author; and Keri Blakinger, staff writer at The Marshall Project .

The event will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend.

Go to to RSVP.