(Criminal Justice Roundtable) Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Unusual Punishment

March 2024

wed06marAll Day(Criminal Justice Roundtable) Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Event Details

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

12:50 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Pizza will be served.



There are more than 80,000 people in solitary confinement in the United States on any given day. Every state still uses solitary confinement in some form. Recent studies show that solitary confinement shortens lives and permanently alters the brain. 

Please join us for a screening of the short documentary, The Box: Minds Lost in Solitary Confinement, followed by a panel discussion. The discussion will focus on the harmful effects solitary confinement has on the mind and body, interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships, and our communities as a whole. 

Anna G. Cominsky ’05, Professor of Law; Director, Criminal Defense Clinic; Managing Attorney, New York Law School Legal Services, Inc.

Antony Gemmell, Director of Detention Litigation at the New York Civil Liberties Union
Jerome Wright, Co-Executive Director from HALT Solitary

This event is co-sponsored by the NYLS student organizations: Criminal Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Restorative Justice Law Student Association

The Criminal Justice Institute is housed within the Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law.