Public Lecture: Megan McLemore on Crime, Punishment and HIV

Megan McLemore, an attorney and senior researcher in the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, is giving this public lecture on Tuesday, Sept 23 at 7pm in the Stetson Room. It is a cultural credit event for Stetson students, so don’t miss it!

McLemore’s work focuses on access to HIV/AIDS and drug treatment, as well as healthcare in prisons and other detention settings in the United States. In her career as attorney, she has concentrated on US civil rights issues and international human rights with a focus on prisoners, women, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Her experience includes monitoring prison conditions for the federal courts, litigating class actions to improve prison medical treatment, and coordinating legal rights workshops for women with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. McLemore has a law degree from New York University and a master’s degree in law, with a focus on international human rights, from the University of Toronto. Megan McLemore published widely on issues and policies such as drug dependency and treatments for veterans, Medicare policies and their effect on the disabled, HIV and AIDS prevention, and drug treatments in the US and abroad in major national newspapers such as The New York Times, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and others. She has published several reports for the Human Rights Watch including “Chronic Indifference: HIV/AIDS Services for Immigrants Detained by the United States” on the practice of segregating HIV positive prisoners in Alabama and South Carolina, and most recently “In Harm’s Way: State Response to Sex Workers, Drug Users and HIV in New Orleans.”

For further information contact Elisabeth Poeter at, or (386) 822-7280.


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