Jules Lobel, Pitt Law Professor and Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer for Pelican Bay prisoners, will relate the inspiring story of inmates overcoming gang violence and racism as they fight for their human rights. Their struggle has included a hunger strike against California’s arbitrary system of solitary confinement, which frequently locks down prisoners in isolation for decades.
There will also be a presentation of current actions against solitary confinement in Pennsylvania and around the country and how citizens can help overturn this form of cruel and unusual punishment.
This event is sponsored by: Thomas Merton Center, American Friends Service Committee of PA, Center for Constitutional Rights Pittsburgh, Lawyers Guild, University of Pittsburgh law School Chapter
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