Judith Resnik and Brenda Murray To Brief The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on How to Evaluate the Civil Rights of Women in Prison

Washington DC, USA | The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing on February 22 to “evaluate the civil rights of women in prison, including deprivations of medical needs; implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; and sufficiency of programs to prepare women for life after release.” Judith Resnik from the IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees and Brenda Murray, IAWJ member, are two of the panelists confirmed for the briefing.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and “is the only independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights and reporting annually on federal civil rights enforcement.”

During this public briefing, the Commission

“will examine discipline practices and the impact on families when women are jailed far from home or [when] parental rights are terminated despite a caregiving role.”

Additionally, the Commission “will hear from state and federal corrections officials, women who have experienced incarceration, academic and legal experts, and advocates.” At the end, the Commission will issue a report from this investigation.

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