During the second week of September, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty and the Office of Inclusion & Engagement hosted its first-ever Northwestern Law Racial Justice Virtual Teach-In.
Solitary Confinement: Calling for Change in American Prisons
Incarceration is the primary form of criminal punishment in the US today, and approximately 80,000 American prisoners are in some form of solitary confinement. What exactly does this look like in our prison system, and what are the effects of solitary confinement on individuals? Does this type of treatment violate prisoners’ constitutional rights? David Shapiro and Daniel Greenfield, members of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, talk about their research and efforts to end prolonged solitary confinement in American prisons.
While social distancing has become commonplace to stop the spread of the coronavirus in much of society, it’s virtually impossible to maintain in prison, and attorneys at Northwestern Pritzker ...
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to announce that Robin Walker Sterling will join the faculty as a Clinical Professor and become the new director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic and ...