From the Organizers:
This session, we'll examine the ways that technology recreates carceral systems beyond the borders of jails and prisons. These technologies include ankle shackles monitoring location and blood alcohol content, voice verification, and facial recognition check-ins. Often marketed as bold reforms, these technologies are violent replacements for incarceration in the criminal and immigration detention contexts. Our speakers will outline key corporate and government players in "alternatives to incarceration," the impacts these systems have on people, and the movements to stop them.
We'll be joined by James Kilgore, Bianca Tylek, as well as impacted community members to discuss their personal experiences with electronic monitoring and why we cannot accept these tools as "alternatives" to detention.
Tuesday, May 18
Online (via Zoom)
This event is organized not by EFF, but by S.T.O.P. , a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.