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School of Law to Host Regional Gender and Incarceration Symposium

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 - 12:38 PM Law , All News

Mother and baby in prison cell
On Friday, October 14, the Western New England University School of Law will hold a daylong symposium on “Gender and Incarceration” in the Blake Law Center from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The symposium will feature an interdisciplinary discussion of issues facing incarcerated individuals such as parental rights, treatment of transgender inmates, sexual orientation-based segregation, sexual violence, pregnancy, solitary confinement, and the intersection of race and gender in confinement.

Presenters will include Professors Jen Manion from Amherst College, Gabriel Arkles from Northeastern University, Brenda Smith from Washington College of Law at American University, and Terry Kupers from the Wright Institute. Also presenting is Carol Strickman from Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, and Rachel Roth, author of Breaking Promises: Violations of the Massachusetts Pregnancy Standards and Anti-Shackling Law.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but RSVP is appreciated, to symposiumeditor.wne@gmail.com 

The symposium is sponsored by the Western New England Law Review, and the Clason Speaker Series. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.