If you are walking by the UDC law school at 4340 Connecticut Avenue sometime in the next couple of weeks, take a moment to go inside. In the lobby, in a box, is a reproduction of a cell used in prisons for solitary confinement.
The cell is open to visitors today through Sunday, March 18th and again from March 26th through April 2nd.
Over two nights, tonight and tomorrow, UDC Law is presenting a six-part documentary on Kalief Browder (trailer), the teenager who was imprisoned on Rikers Island for three years though he had never been convicted of a crime. Register here.
And on Friday, March 30th, the school is hosting a panel discussion on solitary confinement. Panelists include Phillip Fornaci, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs; Chiquisha Robinson, Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia; Jean Casella, Solitary Watch; and Eddie Ellis, The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. Register here.