Strickman, Carol

Carol Strickman is a staff attorney at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, a San Francisco-based organization which advocates for the human rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk of incarceration.

Overcrowding at Center of Landmark Prison Rights Case

By Carol Strickman

We all know the important role that the federal courts played during the civil rights movement.  Fewer people recognize that the federal courts are playing a similar and equally important role today concerning the administration of state prisons.

On Tuesday November 30, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Schwarzenegger v. Plata, a landmark prison rights case.  The State of California has appealed a federal court order that the State of California reduce the extreme crowding in its 33 state prisons.