Online Program

Prolonged Solitary Confinement and the Constitution and Human Rights

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jules Lobel, Law School/Center for Constitutional Rights, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
This presentation will explore the use of prolonged solitary confinement in American prisons and analyze whether this practice constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. It will analyze how we define cruel treatment for legal purposes, and the relationship between mental and physical injuries in defining torture or other inhumane practices

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Analyze the practice of prolonged solitary confinement in American prisons to determine whether that practice constitutes cruel treatment for constitutional purposes

Keyword(s): Prison, Prisoners Health Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Chaired Professor of Law who has written articles about solitary confinement and has litigated cases involving solitary confinement
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.