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Prison Nation: Mass Incarceration in the United States

David Fathi | March 13, 2019, 4:30-6 pm

Prison Nation: Mass Incarceration in the United States

Join David Fathi, director of the ACLU's National Prison Project, on Wednesday, March 13th at 4:30pm in the Cellino and Barnes Conference Room (509 O'Brian Hall, University at Buffalo School of Law) for a discussion of the human and financial costs associated with the U.S.'s reliance on mass incarceration. 

The American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project brings challenges to the conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, and other detention facilities. The Prison Project also works to end the policies that have given the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world. Fathi has special expertise in challenging "supermax" prisons, where prisoners are held for months or years at a time in conditions of near-total isolation. Fathi also represented the ACLU during negotiations in the U.N., which lead to the adoption of the Nelson Mandela Rules.

Read more about some of the work the Prison Project has done here

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow immediately after the event, hosted by the Vice Provost of Inclusive Excellence.  For any questions, contact Bernadette Gargano, Vice Dean for Student Affairs, at 716.645-6223 or