Solitary Confinement: Is it Torture?

If you’re in the Bay Area, please join us Monday, July 16 from 7 – 8:30 pm as we explore this issue as it pertains to California and the world.

In July 2011, over 6600 prisoners went on hunger strike to protest the conditions and policies surrounding the use of solitary confinement in California’s state prisons. The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition invites you to a discussion with folks who’ve been engaged with this issue on multiple fronts.

Marjorie Cohn is a Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and past president of the National Lawyers Guild.

Marie Levin is a member of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and sister of Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, a plaintiff in the class action suit against solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.

Sarah Shourd is a writer and international solidarity activist who was held in solitary confinement in Iran for 410 days.

Manuel La Fontaine is a staff organizer for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None.

When: Monday, July 16, 2012 7 – 8:30 pm

Where: Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics

518 Valencia Street SF, CA 94110 – One block from 16th St BART / wheelchair accessible

After the discussion Marjorie Cohn will be signing copies of her new book: The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse

Sliding Scale donation $5 – $10 to support the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition

This event is co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, All of Us or None, California Prison Focus, Campaign Against the Death Penalty, Critical Resistance, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, National Lawyers Guild – Bay Area Chapter and the Prison Activist Resource Center.

view & download flyer here

5 thoughts on “Solitary Confinement: Is it Torture?

  1. Matthew 25:40 -New Living Translation
    “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

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