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PLI Presents: Prison Law 2015 (FREE)
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When: 10/16/2015
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Practising Law Institute
1177 Avenue of the Americas
(2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street
New York, New York  10036
United States

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Why You Should Attend: Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.  Experienced faculty will discuss health care, solitary confinement, immigrants, juveniles, rights under the ADA, gender, and barriers to civil litigation filed on behalf of incarcerated people, as well as ethical issues that arise in prison actions.

What You Will Learn:

  • Solitary confinement – legal landscape and analysis 
  • Issues of gender 
  • Barriers to lawsuits brought on behalf of incarcerated people against individual prison officials and correctional institutions
  • Ethical dilemmas that arise in the course of representing incarcerated people 
  • Health issues including mental health issues in prison 
  • Issues affecting select populations

Who Should Attend: 

This program is designed for lawyers who represent incarcerated persons, who work with respect to prison conditions and prisoner treatment, or who are corrections or government attorneys.  Prisoners’ rights advocates, as well as lawyers or law students considering pro bono representation or who want to hear about the legal issues that arise in connection with state and federal prison populations, will find this program especially valuable.


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