CA Honors Members of the 1844 Council
The CA held a special cocktail reception honoring members and friends of the 1844 Council before Reflections on Abu Ghraib, our panel discussion held on December 6. The event recognized members’ generous support of the CA and commitment to our mission. After a welcome by Herbert J. Sturz, who co-chairs the Council with Evan A. Davis, our guests enjoyed priority seating at the forum event.
The 1844 Council is a group of steadfast supporters of the CA who share concerns about social justice and the uses and abuses of the prison system. The Council recognizes individuals who make significant gifts to the Association.
John J. Lennon, a contributing writer at The Marshall Project, has written for Vice, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He is currently in Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. He will be eligible for parole in 2029. Joe Cardo was out hunting for half-smoked cigarettes. From my perch at the white-boys’ table of the A Block [...]Read More
“Prison Within Prison: Voices of Women Held In Isolated Confinement in New York” is a collection of oral and visual observations from twenty women about their experiences being held in isolated confinement in New York’s women’s prisons and Rikers Island. They are advocates and leaders on a range of issues in the movement to end [...]Read More
WOMEN AND ISOLATED CONFINEMENT Women held in isolated confinement are subjected to dehumanizing treatment—treatment that makes it difficult for them to maintain their dignity, hygiene, nutrition and personal property. They can get in trouble for something as simple as attempting to talk to the person next to them. They are denied commissary privileges which provide [...]Read More