Event: Webinar

By BitcoDavid

Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Here’s and event you may be interested in attending. Thu, Apr 18, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT there will be a Webinar on Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration. It is being presented by NRCAT – the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

In this hour-long webinar, we will hear from leading policy experts with an overview of legislative efforts to end prolonged solitary confinement, including survivors of solitary confinement, and from members of the faith community who are engaged in efforts to end this destructive practice. The webinar will include information about causes of the dramatic expansion of the use of solitary confinement in the context of mass incarceration, and a description of recent reform successes and future opportunities for members of the faith community to be engaged.

Speakers will include:
– Mr. Anthony Graves, founder of Anthony Believes, who will share from his own experience of surviving sixteen years in solitary confinement in Texas before his conviction was overturned. Mr. Graves presented powerful testimony at the 2012 congressional hearing on the realities of solitary confinement experienced each day in U.S. prisons.
– Amy Fettig, Senior Staff Counsel for the ACLU’s National Prison Project
– Laura Markle Downton, Director of U.S. Prisons Policy and Program for NRCAT

You can register here.

I would like to extend my gratitude to Solitary Watch for bringing it to my attention. We have of course, listed it on our events page.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

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