9:30am - 9:50am - Registration
9:50am - 10:00am Introductions
10:00am - 11:15am - Panel One
The Issue of Imprisonment in Comparative Perspective: A Question of Human Rights?
Moderator: Professor Michael J. Hutter, Albany Law School
Panelists:Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director, Correctional Association of New York Melaine Velez, Southern Center for Human RightsMargaret Winter, Associate Director, ACLU National Prison ProjectJonathan Gradess, New York State Defenders Association
11:15am - 12:30pm - Panel TwoThe Implication of Mass Incarceration on Basic Human Rights: Basic HealthModerator: Benjamin P. Pomerance, Esq. '13Panelists:Dr. Robert Greifinger, Former DOCCS Medical Director Mik Kinkead, Prisoners' Legal Services Staff Attorney David C. Leven, Executive Director, Compassion & Choices of New York Kathy Boudin, Columbia University School of Social Work12:30pm - 1:45pm - Lunch
Keynote by Navanethem (Navi) Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Special Problems Facing Women in Prison
1:45pm - 3:10pm - Panel ThreeThe Implication of Mass Incarceration on Basic Human Rights: Women and Children and Immigration
Moderator: Joanne Macri, Esq., Director, Regional InitiativesPanelists:Professor Philip M. Genty, Columbia Law SchoolProfessor Paula Johnson, Syracuse University School of LawElizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, Osborne AssociationCecily Carr, Osborne AssociationHon. Roger F. Sagerman, United States Department of Justice
3:10pm - 3:20pm - Break
3:20pm - 5:00pm - Panel FourThe Implication of Mass Incarceration on Basic Human Rights: Solitary Confinement
Moderator: Karen Murtagh, Esq., Executive Director, Prisoners' Legal ServicesPanelists:Jack Beck, Director, Prison Visiting ProjectDr. Stuart Grassian, PsychiatristAssemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, Speaker Pro TemporeJames Gilligan, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University, School of Medicine
The conference will be followed by the Prisoners' Legal Services 40th Anniversary celebration, also held at the law school.