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Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar
Roundtable Discussion: An Inside Look at Solitary Confinement Policies in Florida & Pending Legal Challenges
*Co-sponsored by PILS: 1 CLE approved*

Join distinguished panelists Andrea Costello (Florida Legal Services), Kelly Knapp (Southern Poverty Law Ctr), & Melissa Duncan (Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach Co) as they discuss Florida's policy and practice of solitary confinement in jails and prisons and the legal theories being used to challenges these policies and practices. Moderated by Sabarish Neelakanta (SPN Law)

Introduction of panelists and summary of discussion (5 min.)

The policy and practice of solitary confinement in Florida’s jails and prisons (25 min.)

Harvard v. Inch – pending federal class action challenging the solitary confinement of adults in the Florida Department of Corrections
G.H. v. Marstiller – pending federal class action challenging the use of solitary confinement of juveniles within the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
H.C. v. Bradshaw – federal class action brought in June 2018 challenging the practice of solitary confinement of direct-filed juveniles and the denial of educational services in the PBC jail

The legal theories applied to challenge the policy and practice of solitary confinement of adults and juveniles (25 min.)

42 U.S.C. 1983 – Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment
American with Disabilities Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act

Questions and Answer (5-10 minutes)

Feb 2, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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