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College of Law professors speak about prisoners' rights

October 12, 2012

Two Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professors participated in a prisoners’ rights conference last month at Southeastern Louisiana University.

The keynote address, titled “The Business of Incarceration in Louisiana: Do Prisoners Have Human Rights?,” was delivered by William P. Quigley, J.D. ’77, the Janet Mary Riley Professor of Law and director of Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Quigley is also associate legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. Andrea Armstrong, J.D., assistant professor of law at Loyola, presented her article “Slavery Revisited in Penal Plantation Labor,” recently published in Seattle University Law Review.

Other sessions covered a variety of topics, including long-term solitary confinement, capital punishment, natural life sentencing, minority over-representation, community re-entry issues and burdens on prisoners' families.

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