Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Wilbert Rideau

November 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

"Can a Free Press Flourish Behind Bars?" presented by Wilbert Rideau, lecturer, capital defense consultant, award-winning prison journalist and author of In the Place of Justice, which won the 2011 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize. This presentation is part of the SBS yearlong series, Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality.

Rideau speaks on various topics pertaining to criminals, the world of prison, re-entry, criminal justice reform, journalism and censorship.  He also addresses issues that specifically relate to criminal defense, such as understanding the capital client, problematic defendants, difficulties in attorney/client relations, mental illness behind bars, solitary confinement, indigent defense, effective assistance of counsel, and the death penalty.

Reception to follow, Communication Hub, Integrative Learning Center. Sponsored by the Departments of Journalism and Communication.

**Rideau will be interviewed by The Media Justice Network at 5:30 the night before, November 4, at Amherst Media. You are welcome to join other prison reform activists at a reception in his honor at 5 PM**