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Stefen R. Short

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Prisoners' Rights Project
New York, NY, USA


Stefen R. Short is a Staff Attorney at the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, a litigation unit that challenges constitutional violations and unlawful conditions in jails and prisons in New York.  Stefen focuses on issues impacting prisoners with sensorial disabilities, mental health needs, and unmet educational needs.  Previously, he was a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights New York, New York’s Protection and Advocacy System (“P&A”).  Stefen was counsel to DRNY in Disability Rights New York v. New York Department of Correction and counsel to the claimant in A.W. v. State.  He led several P&A investigations related to deficiencies in prison programming, failures of crisis intervention, and the substandard provision of education.  Stefen co-authored a public investigative report exposing systemic abuse and neglect in the Correctional Alternative Rehabilitation Unit (“CAR”), a solitary confinement diversion program for individuals with intellectual disabilities in DOCCS custody.  Stefen is a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, where he served as the President of the Black Law Students’ Association, the Executive Editor of the New York State Government Law and Policy Journal, and the Managing Editor for the Albany Government Law Review.  Prior to law school, he graduated first his major from Oswego State University, where he served as student body Vice President.
Stefen R. Short is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Academic Education in New York State Prisons, New York City Jails, and County Jails: An Overview of Applicable Laws and Policies (September 6, 2016) - Prison Law 2016, Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Education in Jails and Prisons: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Prison Law 2017, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming - Prison Law 2016, Wednesday, November 16, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming - Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming , Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming - Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming , Wednesday, November 16, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming - Prisoners’ Rights to Education and Programming , Wednesday, November 16, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Prison Law 2016, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, New York, NY
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