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HRTE presents: The Life and Mind of Mark Defriest film screening

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheater and East Conference Room

Join HRTE in this insightful discussion on mental health treatment in the criminal justice system. Part of HRTE’s 2015 series, “Mental Health: A Question of Human Rights”.

 

Human Rights Through Education Presents


The Life and Mind of Mark Defriest

featuring film director Gabriel London

6 PM
Reception - East Conference Room, Rackham
7 PM
Screening of “The Life and Mind of Mark Defriest” - Rackham Amphitheater
Q&A with Gabriel London to follow the film

Join HRTE in this insightful discussion on mental health treatment in the criminal justice system. Part of HRTE’s 2015 series, “Mental Health: A Question of Human Rights”.

Gabriel London has focused his career on political issues in America and has been following Mark Defriest's case for the past 8 years. Mark Defriest - a.k.a. "The Houdini in Florida" - has been incarcerated for 34 years, 27 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. Defriest is one of 200,000 U.S. prisoners with documented mental illness, many of whom do not receive the treatment or medications they need.

The event is free and open to the public.

Speaker:
Gabriel London