Hernandez D. Stroud is a counsel in the Justice Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. An authority on prisons and jails, correctional oversight, and constitutional law, he researches the scope of the federal government’s power to fashion structural and systemic reforms that prevent and remedy the failure of state and local criminal justice institutions in observing the rights of the incarcerated under the U.S. Constitution; he also drafts and spearheads federal criminal legal and policy reforms. He currently holds adjunct professorships at both Columbia University and the New York University School of Law, teaching graduate, law, and medical students. He is also an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School.
With one of the largest prison populations in the world, our American prison system has shocking problems; including abuse, violence and consistent violations of prisoners' rights.
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