Food Policy in the Carceral System with M. Forrest Behne '14 Monday 9/26 | 6:00 pm | Zoom
Alumnus Forrest Behne ‘14 will speak about the experience of eating in the carcel system as well as his research on carceral policy as part of the UNC Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab.
About Forrest Behne
Forrest Behne is a policy analyst at the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab. In 2014, he earned a B.S. in Biology from Washington & Lee University and spent six years in the beer industry as a brewer and microbiologist. He was incarcerated for nearly two years because of a little-understood medical condition. Since being released through clemency by Ohio's governor, he is inspired to help those affected by the criminal-legal system. He speaks at universities, for non-profits, and with lawmakers about his experiences and was a core member of the COVID Prison Project leadership. His research interests now include carceral policies, health inequities, and the collateral consequences of incarceration.