November 8 Thursday

Prisons, Strikes, Censorship, and Dissent The First Amendment for Incarcerated People

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Yale Law School, Room 129
  • Open To The Public
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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

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Liman Center for Public Interest Law