Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement



Dec 16, 2015

A lawsuit filed by Professor Alex Reinert, along with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Morrison & Foerster, has led to far-reaching changes in the way state prisons use solitary confinement. The settlement with New York State will reduce the number of inmates held in solitary confinement, eliminate solitary as punishment for all minor violations, limit the duration of most solitary sentences, and increase rehabilitative features in solitary and end most of its dehumanizing aspects.


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Jan 15, 2016

Salon - “The right to counsel is an empty constitutional promise without adequate funding,” emails Cardozo School of Law professor and ethics expert Ellen Yaroshefsky, who testified in November on behalf of the defenders.

Jan 14, 2016

Jewish Forward - But according to Marci Hamilton, professor of law at the Cardozo School at Yeshiva University, about one-third will suffer from PTSD and, as we acknowledge in other aspects of our society — notably among military veterans — the consequences of traumatic stress may take years and even decades to manifest.

Jan 6, 2016

Huffington Post Politics - We, the undersigned professors with expertise in constitutional law, write to urge the President to follow through on his pledge. There are numerous actions the Administration can take which are fully consistent with the constitutional limitations on the President's power, which preserve the Second Amendment rights of Americans, while reducing gun violence and saving lives.

Jan 1, 2016

ABA Journal - Anyone looking to start a tech company in the city can get bread-and-butter legal advice from either the Cardozo Law Tech Startup Clinic or the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic.

Dec 30, 2015

New York Daily News - Well, well, well. It is possible for a prosecutor to finally file charges against the once most powerful comedian on earth for aggravated indecent assault. But don’t let the extraordinary news blind us to the bigger story: Politics, the law and male privilege stood in the way of justice for far too long.

Dec 23, 2015

New Amsterdam News - I am ready, and I am able,” Justice Tanya R. Kennedy announced to a throng of admirers in the New York County Courthouse rotunda last Thursday evening. Kennedy had just been sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of the state of New York. Cardozo Dean Melanie Leslie was among the speakers at the event.

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