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“Supermax” Confinement in U.S. Prisons: A Necessary Practice or Torture?
Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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This program will examine whether the widespread use of extended solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, affecting tens of thousands of federal prisoners, is a necessary administrative measure or whether, despite the absence of physical abuse,“supermax” detention amounts to torture or other human rights violations and, if so, what changes should be made in current U.S. practices.

Moderator: DAVID STOELTING, Committee on International Human Rights

Speakers: JUAN E. MENDEZ, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture; MARTIN HORN, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; MICHAEL MUSHLIN, Pace University Law School

Sponsored by: Committee on International Human Rights , Stephen L. Kass, Chair


Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)