Event at Liman Center: Prisons Strikes, Censorship, and Dissent: The First Amendment for Incarcerated People

Event time: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Yale Law School See map
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 
Prisoners live under almost constant surveillance. Their conversations, communications, and reading materials are subjected to scrutiny and even censorship. Though circumscribed, prisoners retain First Amendment freedoms. This panel explores whether the right to dissent is protected in prison, the role for expressions that challenge mistreatment or conditions, and the function of non-violent direct actions, work stoppages, or strikes.
 
Dan Barrett, Legal Director ACLU Connecticut
Paul Wright, Executive Director Human Rights Defense Center
Dan Marshall, Staff Attorney Human Rights Defense Center
Jamelia Morgan, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law Senior Liman Fellow Affilitate
 
Event Type: 
Education/Speakers
Cause(s): 
Human Rights
Prison Reform & Reentry
Event Source: 
Yale Affiliate
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Alumni
Faculty/Staff