Presentation: Emily Salisbury

Emily J. Salisbury (Criminal Justice) provided expert witness testimony this month to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during its public briefing to evaluate civil rights of women in prison, including deprivations of women’s medical needs that may violate the constitutional requirement to provide adequate medical care for all prisoners; disparate custody and needs classification compared to incarcerated men; implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; and the sufficiency of programs to meet women’s needs after release. The commission examined consequences of discipline practices in women’s prisons and the impact on families when women are placed far from home or when parental rights are terminated despite their caregiving role.

The event was recorded and can be found online

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