Town Hall: Solitary Confinement in NY Prisons
Town Hall Meeting hosted by State Senator Bill Perkins with a Panel Discussion and Public Dialogue on Solitary Confinement in New York State and City Prisons with state and local legislators, advocates, the formerly incarcerated, and family members. Panel discussion moderated by Jean Casella, Co-Editor of Solitary Watch, with Jack Beck, Director of Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York, Dilcio Acosta, Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement, Sarah Kerr, Staff Attorney of The Legal Aid Society Prisoners' Rights Project, and Lisa Ortega, JAC, New York City Jails Action Coalition.
Event at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building October 4, 2012, endorsed by the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (AFL-CIO) Center for NULeadership of Urban Solutions, Correctional Association of New York, Legal Aid Society, Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement, Metropolitan New York Religious Campaign Against Torture, New York City Jails Action Coaltion, Civil Liberties Union, New York State Prisoner Justice Network, Prisoner's Legal Services of New York, Solitary Watch, Urban Justice Center, and WBAI Radio. Video by Joe Friendly