David Fathi, American Civil Liberties Union

Challenging Incarceration: Fighting for the Rights of 2.3 Million People in America's Prisons

Date: 
Mon, 04/21/2014
Location: 
4:30 PM, Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Please join us for a public lecture with David Fathi, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project, to discuss ""Challenging Incarceration: Fighting for the Rights of 2.3 Million People in America's Prisons."

David Fathi is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project, which brings challenges to conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, and other detention facilities and works to end US overreliance on incarceration.  Fathi first joined the National Prison Project in 1990 and worked as a staff lawyer for more than 10 years before becoming director in 2010.  From 2007-2010, Fathi was Director of the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch, which works to defend the rights of particularly vulnerable groups in the U.S.  He has published groundbreaking reports on the death penalty, prison conditions, racial discrimination, the rights of immigrants, and many other human rights issues. Fathi is a nationally recognized expert on solitary confinement and has extensively litigated challenges to conditions in "supermax" prisons.

Organized by the Students for Prison Education and Reform, and cosponsored with the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Whig-Clio.