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Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021
Time: 5pm to 6pm EST
Location: Zoom

Download the PDF invite here for biographies on panellists.

What is solitary confinement, and how, when and why is it usually used?

Is there a right to healthcare in prisons, and what sort of care is provided in practice? What do we know about the mental health of people in custody, mental health services in custody, and mental health outcomes after release from custody?

What did the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody say about solitary confinement, and what have been the recent experiences of individuals and families? What are the impacts of systemic racism?

These are all important questions, and VALS invites you to join our panel for this critical discussion. A webinar not to be missed, our panellists will discuss how this harmful practice is deployed in different contexts, including in New Zealand and in Western Australian prisons, particularly in relation to people with disabilities.

The panellists will be:
– Professor Stuart Kinner, Group Leader, Justice Health, Centre for Adolescent Health, MCRI
– Kriti Sharma, Lead #BreakTheChains Campaigner, Human Rights Watch
– Dr Sharon Shalev, Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
– Megan Williams, Research Lead and Assistant Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence