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Congressional Panel and Viewing of Solitary Documentary
September 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Across the country, 100,000 prisoners are held in solitary confinement, where they are held in isolation in small cells for up to 23 hours each day. SOLITARY provides an unprecedented inside look at the lives of inmates and corrections officers at Red Onion State Prison, a supermax prison in Virginia.
Don’t miss Congressional panel & viewing of HBO’s SOLITARY on Sept 12. Free tickets here are here: http://bit.ly/2blTtwb
The screening is free. Following the 80 minute film, there is going to be a panel with two survivors of solitary and the mother of an inmate who is currently in solitary. The following are hosts of the event:
Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
John Conyers, Jr, Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee
Sheila Jackson Lee, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
Bobby Scott, Ranking Member, House Committee on Education and Workforce
Eleanor Holmes Norton, Member of Congress
Cedric Richmond, Member of Congress