This session of the Colloquium will explore issues around the particular health issues of prisoners. Panelists will discuss issues around the pathway into prisons, the health/legal concerns of those most likely to end up incarcerated, the particular health issues associated with being incarcerated, the impact of these issues on the broader community and how legal and policy mechanisms can be used to decrease incarceration and improve health outcomes for those who are incarcerated.
Panelists will include:
Professor Marc Howard, Director, Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative
Ms. Deborah Golden, Director, D.C. Prisoner’s Rights Project
Ms. Amy Fettig, Deputy Director, ACLU National Prisons Project
2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The purpose of the Colloquium is to engage leading experts, Georgetown Law students and faculty, and interested members of the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in global health law, policy and governance. The 2016 Colloquium will address two themes. First, at a time of increasing inequality, economic uncertainty, and evolving health and other threats, how can health law and public health be used to foster security—personal, community, national, and ultimately global security that leads to healthier populations the world over? And, second, what are the roles of different stakeholders in effecting policy change and how can lawyers and others advance change through different roles, whether as government policymakers, community advocates, researchers, or litigators?
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
The O’Neill Institute Colloquium is open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the public.