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WATCH Professor Martin Horn Discuss the U.S. Prison System on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Program

Professor Martin Horn of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was a guest panelist on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry program. The discussion centered on issues related to U.S. penal system such as mandatory minimums, solitary confinement and education in prison.

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Martin F. Horn is a Distinguished Lecturer in Corrections at John Jay College serves as Executive Director of the New York State Sentencing Commission by appointment of the Chief Judge of the State of New York. Horn is also a Managing Director of KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc. Until 2009, he served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections and Probation for the Bloomberg Administration. Horn served, from March 1995 until January 2000, as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Corrections. He also chaired the state’s Tobacco Settlement Investment Board, the Pennsylvania Employees’ Benefit Trust Fund, the ImaginePA Executive Committee (Enterprise Resource Management), and the JNET Council (Justice Network), and was a board member of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System.  Horn earlier served as executive director and chief operating officer for the New York State Division of Parole, and held a variety of positions within the Department of Correctional Services including Superintendent of Hudson Correctional Facility.