Solitary Watch is a participating organization in Amnesty International’s Torture Awareness Campaign, sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The campaign has been putting on a month-long series of programs–you can click on the link provided here to get the full listing.
James Ridgeway will be part of a panel this Thursday on torture in the U.S. criminal justice system. The panel will also feature Robert King, survivor of 29 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, along with other guest speakers and student and faculty presentations. It is free and open to the public.
Panel: Torture and the Criminal Justice System/The Institutionalization of Torture
James Ridgeway, investigative journalist, Solitary Watch
Jamie Fellner, Senior Counsel of the US Program, Human Rights Watch
Special guest speakers
David Walter, torture survivor from Uganda
Robert King, torture survivor from the US
Thursday, November 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
North Hall, Room 1311N
445 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019