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Thursday, March 28, 2019


10:30 AM


The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 10027

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Join us for a panel discussion on solitary confinement with Albert Woodfox, Vincent Schiraldi, and Ismael Nazario. Moderated by The Fortune Society founder David Rothenberg.

Open to the public, please RSVP by submitting the form below.

Albert Woodfox is the author of Solitary, a personal memoir where he recounts his decades inside the Louisiana prison system. The book is a stunning indictment of a judicial system “not concerned with innocence or justice,” and a crushing account of the inhumanity of solitary confinement.

Vincent Schiraldi is an American juvenile justice policy reformer and expert. Founder of the Justice Policy Institute, he’s since served as Director of the Juvenile Corrections in Washington DC, and then as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation. Most recently Schiraldi served as Senior Advisor to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

Ismael Nazario has been with The Fortune Society for 5 years. He was placed in solitary as a teenager on Rikers Island, an experience he reflected on in Ted Talks which have been viewed by over one million people. Ismael’s story is well documented in Bill Moyer’s film, Rikers: An American Jail and participated in forums following the film all over the United States.

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