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March 28 Program on Incarcerated Youth and Their Struggle to Obtain Freedom

March 27, 2012 – 

The Urban Legal Clinic and the Eric Neisser Public Interest Program at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will feature “Robbed of Their Innocence: The Tragedy of Incarcerated Youth” from 4 – 6 pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

Three men, all either current or former clients of the clinic, were convicted of homicides while still in their teens and served several decades in juvenile and adult prisons. They will discuss the experience of incarceration, their understanding (or lack thereof) of the court process, their relationships with their lawyers, their efforts to establish their innocence, and the joys and challenges of returning to society after lengthy incarceration.

Former Urban Legal Clinic students who worked with these clients will also share their thoughts on the work and how it influenced their career choices and perspectives.

What:“Robbed of Their Innocence: The Tragedy of Incarcerated Youth”
Who:Huwe Burton, Quincy Spruell, and Eric Campbell
When:4 – 6 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Where:Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark