World Day Against the Death Penalty CLE: "Dignity for All": Conditions of Detention for People Sentenced to Death
October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty, and people around the world will be marking the occasion to focus on the 2018 theme: conditions of detention for people sentenced to death. Under the slogan “Dignity for all,” people opposed to the death penalty worldwide will look at conditions of detention and how they affect the people sentenced to death, their family members, their lawyers, prison wardens, and others.
 
This free one-hour CLE will address the legal and human rights issues surrounding detention of people sentenced to death. Amy Bergquist will describe the international human rights standards governing detention conditions, particularly as they pertain to people sentenced to death, as well as how those standards come into play in a variety of countries and contexts. Lisa Borden will focus on litigation she has spearheaded in U.S. courts to challenge detention conditions. Damon Thibodeaux, who was exonerated in  2012, will discuss his experiences on Louisiana’s death row, including 15 years in solitary confinement. Panelists will also discuss the topic of “death row phenomenon,” which involves the physical and mental trauma that people sentenced to death can experience during their incarceration. The CLE is hosted by Fredrikson & Byron, the law firm that represented Thibodeaux during post-conviction proceedings and secured his exoneration.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00 pm
 
Fredrikson & Byron
200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000 
Minneapolis, MN 55402
 
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