Silvana Naguib

  • Hosted by Equip for Equality
  • Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Service location Chicago
  • Law school Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Prisoners' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

I work with Equip for Equality on the treatment of people with disabilities in prison. My project aims to reform the mental and physical health care provided in the Illinois prison system. More than half of the prisoners in state institutions suffer from mental illness, and the care is severely deficient. Since starting my fellowship, I've also decided to try to change the way that people with other disabilities are treated by the prison system, particularly people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

The Inspiration

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Host: The Legal Aid Society of New York

Sponsor: Friends and Family of Philip M. Stern

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Host: Florida Institutional Legal Services, Inc.

Sponsor: Advocacy Center for Persons With Disabilities, Inc., The Florida Bar Foundation

Margaret Wakelin

Host: Equip for Equality

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation

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Maya Goldman

Host: Uptown People’s Law Center

Sponsor: Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation

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