Cruel & Unusual Punishment: The "SHU" Fits

June 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Angelo Clark, who lived with mental illnesses, was placed in solitary confinement by Department of Correction (DOC) officials for seven months while he was housed in a Delaware prison. This violation of his Constitutional rights caused severe and irreversible harm to Clark, who passed away earlier this year — before he was able to finish his fight for justice. 

Dwayne Bensing, ACLU-DE staff attorney, argued Clark’s case on March 30th in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to address the civil liberties implications of this case and prevent further harm through solitary confinement use in Delaware. 

Join us on June 1st to hear Dwayne Bensing and Chad Stover, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg and trial attorney on Mr. Clark’s case, discuss Clark v. Coupe, including trial details, the cruel and unusual nature of solitary confinement, the use of qualified immunity by prison officials, and the Third Circuit arguments.

Amicus Society members receive free CLE credit for attendance. Admission for attorneys who seek CLE credit but are not Amicus Society members is $50.

Attorneys who attend are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education credit.

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