Upcoming Pitt Law Conference on Solitary Confinement Highlighted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette spoke with Professor Jules Lobel and upcoming speaker and former prisoner Danny Murillo, who spent 7 years in solitary confinement, in an article on the upcoming International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Prolonged Solitary Confinement at Pitt Law April 15-16 (RSVP). 

State and European prison officials, academics, scientists, attorneys, released former inmates and others will gather in Pittsburgh this week to discuss prolonged solitary confinement in prison — as well as possible alternatives to the practice.

“It was designed to break you. It was designed to break you psychologically, spiritually and physically,” said Murillo.

Professor Lobel told the Post-Gazette a growing movement aims to restrict and end the use of solitary confinement, and prison officials recognize this. “We know that keeping someone in solitary creates psychological damage,” he said.

Read more in "Pitt Law School conference will examine solitary confinement" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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