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This CLE (2 hours - credit application pending) offers an overview of the role of disability rights in challenges to use of solitary confinement. This course will offer an overview of the constitutional standard for mental healthcare in prison and how that standard has been applied to people with mental illness in solitary confinement. This course will also cover federal disability rights statutes (Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehab Act, and the Protection and Advocacy statutes) and their role in civil rights lawsuits challenging solitary confinement.
We will start with an overview of 2 recent reports on the use of solitary in Louisiana, and model legislation from a half dozen other states. While this workshop will fulfill CLE requirements, we welcome non-attorneys, particularly those who seek to join the Louisiana Stop Solitary Coalition (LSSC). Please email Lavonzell Nicholson, LSSC Facilitator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the Coalition.
REGISTER HERE: https://jaclouisiana.salsalabs.org/CLESolitary