Daniel M. Greenfield joined the MacArthur Justice Center as the Solitary Confinement Appellate Litigation Fellow in March 2017. His work focuses on appellate litigation to end prolonged solitary confinement – the practice of isolating people in small cells for up to 24 hours a day for months, years and sometimes decades.
Prior to joining the MacArthur Justice Center, he spent more than five years with Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago where he began as a commercial litigator with a practice focused on white-collar crime and internal investigations. Later, he became a full-time pro bono litigator. In that role, he managed the firm’s federal civil rights litigation project and maintained an active capital post-conviction and federal habeas practice.
After graduating cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2008, he was law clerk to Judge Diana Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and he was a clinical fellow at the Center for Wrongful Conviction at Northwestern University School of Law. Greenfield received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master of fine arts degree from the New York University Tisch School of Arts, Graduate Film Program.
David Shapiro and Danny Greenfield discuss the scope and effects of solitary confinement in US prisons.
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