March 2, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Searchlight Series: Living in Prison During COVID-19
Prisons and jails are experiencing infection rates up to five times that of the general public. What is life like for people living in these crowded and increasingly infected institutions?
Two members of the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project team present a new animated film, featuring the literal voices of incarcerated Pennsylvanians reflecting on this critical moment.
Su Ming Yeh is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, a legal aid organization that advances the civil rights of incarcerated and institutionalized people through legal representation and advocacy.
Chester Hollman III is a Legal Assistant at the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, where he provides information and resources to incarcerated people on civil law matters. Mr. Hollman was exonerated after serving 28 years in prison.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this discussion will take place virtually.