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Schedule of Events 

Opening Press Conference with Mayor Toni Harp; William Ginsberg, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven; Keishar Tucker, solitary survivor; Steve Lance and Sameer Jaywant, Yale Law School; State Senator Gary Winfield; Martha Brogan, City Librarian. New Haven Free Public Library                

Mon. Jan. 30, 1:30 pm

Screening of the documentary “The Worst of the Worst,” followed by panel discussion with solitary survivors and survivors’ family members. Co-sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.  [New Haven Free Public Library]

Weds., Feb. 1, 6 pm

Judy Dworin Performance Project, “Outside In: Selections from Brave in a New World and In Her Shoes,” presenting through spoken word and movement the voices of those who have been incarcerated.  [New Haven Free Public Library]

Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:30 pm

Public Briefing on Solitary Confinement by the Connecticut Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. [Old Judiciary Room, Capitol Building, Hartford, Connecticut]

Tues, Feb. 7, 10 am

Tues., Feb. 7, 7 pm

“HALTing Solitary Confinement: the Importance of Legislation to End Torture,” by Five Mualimm-ak, Incarcerated Nation Corp., human rights and mental health advocate, core member of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC).  Five years spent in                                                                                    several forms of solitary confinement during his incarceration, now an integral member of national legislative groups and coalitions                                                                                  working to end the practice of solitary. [Dwight Hall Chapel, Old Campus, Yale University]

Weds., Feb. 8, 6:30

Advocacy Panel: the How-To’s of Advocating to Stop Solitary in Connecticut. Panelists: Five Mualimm-ak, Incarcerated Nation Corp.; Barbara Fair, My Brother’s Keeper, David McGuire, ACLU of CT; State Senator Gary Winfield; Hope Metcalf, Executive Director, Orville H.                                                                                                Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School, moderator. [Room #120, Yale Law School]

Thurs., Feb. 9, 6:30 pm


                                                          Lifelines to Solitary: A Prison Correspondence Project, presented by Jean Casella, co-director and editor of Solitary Watch, and Johnny Perez,                                                               re-entry advocate and survivor of solitary confinement. Jean and Johnny present about the Lifelines correspondence program,                                                                                           specifically designed to reach out to people in solitary confinement. [Bradley Room, United Church on the Green, 270 Temple Street]

Fri., Feb. 10, 12:10pm

RESCHEDULED TO FRI, FEB 10., 12:10PM 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement, book talk by author Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine. [Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School]

Sun., Feb. 12, 6:30 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Screening of “13th: From Slavery to Criminal with one Amendment,” hosted by United Church on the Green, with a potluck at 5:30 pm proceeding the film. [Bradley Room, United Church on the Green, 270 Temple Street]

Mon., Feb. 13, 6:10 pm

Screening of documentary film, “Solitary,” followed by a panel discussion with: film maker Kristi Jacobson; A. T. Wall, graduate of Yale College, Yale Law School, and the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections; and Reginald Dwayne Betts, Yale Law School                                                                                          2016, Liman  Fellow at the New Haven Public Defenders’ Office, and an award winning poet and author. Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman                                                                                  Professor of Law, Yale Law School, moderator. [Room #127, Yale Law School]

Thurs., Feb. 16, 4 pm

Talk by Scott Semple, CT Commissioner of Corrections. [Room #129, Yale Law School]

Sat., Feb. 18, noon

Program on the recently released Arthur Liman Public Interest Program book, Aiming to Reduce Time-in-cell: Reports from Correctional Systems on the Numbers of Prisoners in Restricted House and the Potential of Policy Changes to Bring About Reforms, Rebellious Lawyering                                                                                        Conference (RebLaw2017) [Yale Law School]