Prison Litigation Expert to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Alvin J. Bronstein, one of the foremost experts in the United States on prison litigation, will speak at Weber State University on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Social Science Building, room 215.

Bronstein is the founder and director emeritus of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project. During his career he has argued numerous prisoners’ rights cases in federal trial and appellate courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as a consultant to state and federal correctional agencies, appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions and edited or authored books and articles on human rights and corrections. In 1989, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his contributions in the development of prisoners’ rights and correctional case law.

Bronstein began his career in private law practice in New York, before becoming the Chief Staff Counsel of the Lawyers’ Constitutional Defense Committee from 1964 to 1968 in Jackson, Miss. During that time, he litigated civil rights cases in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, and represented the major civil rights organizations in the south.

Bronstein’s presentation will be directed toward criminal justice students at WSU, but the public is also welcome to attend this free event.

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