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2003 Winter Conference.

Charlotte, North Carolina January 11-15, 2003

2003 Winter Conference Keynote Speaker Opening Session Keynoter

Monday, January 13, 2003 * 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Sarah Hart, Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), will be the Keynote Speaker at the American Correctional Association's 2003 Winter Conference. Ms. Hart was nominated by President George Bush for this position and later confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 98-0. She was sworn in August 7, 2001.

Prior to her current status, Ms. Hart served from 1995 to 2001 as Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Before that, she was a prosecutor for 16 years in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and served nine of those years as lead counsel in federal litigation involving the Philadelphia prison system.

During her time in the Pennsylvania corrections system, Ms. Hart assisted the Judiciary Committees of the United States Congress in drafting the federal Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) and the November 1997 amendments to the PLRA. As part of the process, she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the implementing of the PLRA. Ms. Hart has also played a significant role in the development of legislation in Pennsylvania relating to prison litigation reform, community empowerment and crime victims.

Ms. Hart was previously Vice Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of the American Correctional Association, was Chairman of the Sentencing and Corrections Subcommittee of the Federalist Society, and was a member of the Board Directors of the Crime Victims Law Institute. She currently serves on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Appellate Procedural Rules Committee.

In addition to correctional services, Ms. Hart has also published articles concerning federalism, corrections, and criminal law. She is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law where she was an associate editor of the Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.

2003 Winter Conference Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, January 14 * 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bob Danzig, CEO of Hearst Newspapers, the multi-billion dollar powerhouse that publishes magazines arid newspapers from the Houston Chronicle to Harper's Bazaar, will be the keynote speaker of the 2003 Winter Conference Annual Luncheon. Who better than Mr. Danzig, a leading author and speaker with a passion for igniting the spirit, to bring his timeless message of leadership and success to Conference attendees just as he does to audiences all over North America each year?

Mr. Danzig has touched the lives of millions nationwide for more than three decades. From his tough childhood as a foster child to his rise in the newspaper industry, he uses his own life stories tc) inspire audiences in a unique way. Mr. Danzig goes beyond the "business talk" and gets to the heart of who people are - the human spirit - and it is that kind of leadership philosophy that enabled him to make Hearst Newspapers one of the top publishing firms in the country.

At 16, Mr. Danzig got his first job as an office boy at a local newspaper, which turned into a career. Eventually, he became publisher of the Albany Times Union and Knickerbocker News, arid became CEO of the Hearst Newspapers nationwide. During his tenure, annual sales have soared to exceed $2 billion and cash flow has grown a hundredfold.

As a civic leader, Danzig has served on boards of directors of Albany Medical College, Siena College, Russell Sage College, St. Peter's Hospital, Albany Institute of History and Art and Caldwell College, and on the executive committee of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. He also donates all of his speaking fees to charity.

Mr. Danzig was awarded one of 12 professional journalism fellowships at Stanford University, the only business executive ever to be accepted in this program. He now serves on its board.
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Title Annotation:Sarah Hart Bob Danzig to address American Correctional Association conference
Publication:Corrections Today
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Date:Oct 1, 2002
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