Hell is a Very Small Place: A Night of Voices from Solitary Confinement

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm

co-presented with CCR and The New Press

The Center for Constitutional Rights, The New Press, and DCTV invite you to a special evening spotlighting the voices of those affected by solitary confinement. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement with dramatic readings from the book, informative discussion, and a short video highlighting some of the most challenging aspects of having a family member in solitary confinement.

The Peace Poets, Broadway performer Tanya Birl, and book contributor and activist Five Mualimm-ak will read excerpts from Hell Is a Very Small Place while co-editor and Solitary Watch co-director Jean Casella will discuss how the book was created and the importance of bringing the stories of those affected by solitary confinement to light. CCR Deputy Legal Director Alexis Agathocleous will discuss CCR’s landmark case, Ashker v. Governor of California, a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held in prolonged solitary confinement in California. The evening will conclude with a Q&A with audience members. Light refreshments will be served at a reception preceding the event.

Unlike one of our standard filmmaking events, this is a special engagement to shed light on stories of incarceration and criminal justice reform that we will be exploring further in a strand of DCTV Presents screenings this Spring. Stay tuned for more details.

This event is free but RSVP is required.


This event is sponsored by The Center for Constitutional Rights, The New Press, and DCTV, and is part of DCTV Presents' strand on incarceration made possible by support from the Manhattan Community Award Program through the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer’s, office.

CCR     The New Press