Panel Discussion: Federal Bar Council Special Committee on Sentencing Reform and Alternatives to Incarceration
present Solitary Confinement: Perspectives From Inside and Out.

07 Feb Panel Discussion: Federal Bar Council Special Committee on Sentencing Reform and Alternatives to Incarceration
present Solitary Confinement: Perspectives From Inside and Out.

Solitary Confinement: Perspectives From Inside and Out   The Federal Bar Council Special Committee on Sentencing Reform and Alternatives to Incarcerationpresent Solitary Confinement: Perspectives From Inside and Out. Come explore issues relating to the use of solitary confinement.   The discussion will include an overview of how state and federal institutions presently use solitary confinement; the costs (on both the individual and societal level) of over- using solitary confinement; viable legal challenges to lockdown conditions of confinement; and current trends in reform efforts.   Solitary Confinement: Perspectives From Inside and Out Thursday, February 7, 2013 5:45PM to 7:45PM
Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, Room 850, 8th Floor, 500 Pearl Street New York, NY 10007

During the Solitary Confinement Panel organized by the Federal Bar Council JAC members were out in full force.  Dora Schriro was on the panel, and without questions from JAC members, the audience would not have know that more than 1000 people are currently in solitary confinement in NYC jails.  JAC members Five, Mik, Allan, and Barbara for posed tough questions to Schriro and identified themselves as JAC members.  Felicia, Leah, Luke, Megan, Susan, and JJ wore orange jumpsuits and held signs when Five asked the first question and handed out JAC “Ban the Bing” brochures to audience members afterward.

Commissioner Schriro seemed to feel the pressure with every question directed at her.  The last person who asked a question – not a member of JAC – suggested that she and other corrections staff spend a little time in the box to gain some understanding of what it is like.  We all applauded that suggestion.

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