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End Solitary Confinement in Prison - ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, crime of imprisonment, torture, solitary confinement, mental illness, medieval dungeon, federal prison, torture )

BMutiny
- 128 days ago - forcechange.com
ADX Florence houses 490 male inmates, and a study conducted by a lawyer found that the average length of time an inmate would stay in solitary confinement was 8.2 years. This is a staggering amount of time to be spent alone. Amnesty International expose'.
Release Imprisoned Anti-Drone Activist - ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, drone warfare, peace, peace activist, activism, prison, air force base, unjust imprisonment, non-violent protest )

BMutiny
- 129 days ago - forcechange.com
a brave peace activist whose work has focused on ending the use of unmanned drone aircraft in the War on Terror. In 2013 Grady-Flores participated in a non-violent protest at the Hancock Field Air Force Base, a training ground for drone operators.
Solitary Watch ACTION Page US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, solitary, solitary confinement, government, US, americans, abuse, ethics, money, business )

Nancy
- 301 days ago - solitarywatch.com
Actions, events and news from a nation in lockdown...
Penny Lane: Gitmo's Other Secret CIA Facility
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gitmo, prison, CIA, inmates, secret agents, bushadministration, abuse, terrorism, government )

Angelika
- 358 days ago - bigstory.ap.org
A few hundred yards from the administrative offices of the Guantanamo Bay prison, hidden behind a ridge covered in thick scrub and cactus, sits a closely held secret.
Anonymous Takes Aim At Guantanamo, Vows To Close Prison Through Online Attacks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Anonymous, Guantanamo Bay, hunger strike, indefinite detention, Prison )

Judy
- 565 days ago - mintpressnews.com
"We stand in solidarity with the Guantanamo hunger strikers. We will shut down Guantanamo," Anonymous vowed in a recent post online."
TIME Says "It's Time To End Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons "
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, ethics, freedoms, prison, solitary confinement, Angola 3, news, usa )

Nancy
- 881 days ago - opednews.com
This week, the Angola 3 and the broader issue of torture in US prisons was the focus of a Time Magazine essay. Time's Adam Cohen writes: In April, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace marked a grim anniversary.
Drug War Nightmare: How We Created a Massive Racial Caste System in America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drug war, Nixon, Reagan, crime, prison, ethics, politics, constitution )

Nancy
- 969 days ago - alternet.org
What gets rewarded in this war is sheer numbers of drug arrests. To make matters worse, federal drug forfeiture laws allow state and local law enforcement agencies to keep for their own use 80% of the cash, cars, and homes seized from drug suspects...
WORSE Than Anything You'Ve Ever Seen, EVERY American Needs To See This!   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NDAA, HR347, crime, obama, corruption, humanrights, prison, jail, arrested, terrorism, government, military, usa, americans, abuse )

Henriette
- 976 days ago - youtube.com
Barack Obama's attack on our BASIC civil rights must not be allowed to stand! The mainstream media is intentionally blocking this issue. Petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stopNDA A/ Human Right Watch is a Soros Open Society Institute Partnership
Obama's DoJ Sends UBS Whistleblower to Prison, But Not One of 19,000 International Frauders He Exposed, Who Bought Their Way Out
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: off-shore banking, Swiss giant, UBS, tax evasion scheme, fraud, whistleblower, Bradley Birkenfeld, modern-day hero, prison, injustice, DoJ, Obama, golf partner, UBS CEO, R Wolf, campaign donations, guilty mill/billionaires, major fraud )

LucyKalei
- 1781 days ago - democracynow.org
Ex-banker for Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on biggest tax evasion scheme in US history, Bradley Birkenfeld deserves statue on Wall St! Instead of rewarding him, Obama's Justice Department is sending him to prison to serve 40-month fed sentence..
Texas Governor Stymieing Panel Probing Flawed Death Penalty Case?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Texas, Governor, Rick, Perry, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, elections, politics, death, penalty, abuse, lies, society, law, rights, prison )

Tom
- 1879 days ago - tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com
Cameron Todd Willingham insisted upon his innocence after his children died in a fire in their home. Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Board of Pardons and Paroles ignored a fire expert's report that found no evidence of arson and executed him anyway.
Death Penalty Repealed By New Mexico Senate; DNA Exonerates Joseph Fears of Ohio After 25 Years In Prison for Rape
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: JosephFears, DeathPenalty, WrongfulConvictions, Abolitionists, MaryNeal, LarryNeal, AssistancetotheIncarceratedMentallyIll, DogJustice, DeathPenalty, SupremeCourt, Alaska, NewMexico, Ohio, LethalInjection, InnocenceProject, LifeWithoutParole, Prison )

Mary
- 2081 days ago - my.nowpublic.com
Friday the 13th was a good luck day for justice and compassio in America. Joseph Fears, 61, was exonerated and freed from an Ohio prison after 25 years by DNA testing, and New Mexico Senate voted to repeal the death penalty with strong expectancy that...
Appeal for Leonard Peltier
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Leonard Peltier appeal, FBI, usa, Prison, Obama )

Elderberr
- 2130 days ago - socialistworker.org
Leonard Peltier, one of America's longest-serving political prisoners, has spent more than 30 years of his life behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. He was an active member of the American Indian Movement in the 1970s, and was framed for the murder o
Stay of Execution for Troy Davis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Troy Davies, US Supreme Court, Prison, Amensty International, justice, death penalty, crime, freedoms, GoodNews )

Laurel
- 2221 days ago - amnestyusa.org
Troy Davis received a stay of execution based on a new last-minute appeal filed this past Wednesday to the federal appeals court in Atlanta. As a result, he will not be executed on Monday, October 27th, as originally scheduled.
Gitmo on the Platte
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Denver, Colorado, Democratic National Convention, free speech, prison, protests )

RC
- 2283 days ago - brasschecktv.com
Short but telling news expose of the "prison for protesters" set up in Denver for the Democratic Convention. What right do officials have to lock up peaceful demonstrators exercising their right of free speech? Thanks to Pete C. for the link.
Human Rights Watch: We "Are Concerned About USA's Criminal Justice System"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: United States, World, Prison, Federal, Law, Government, Prison Industry, Human Beings, Trade, Market, Corporations, Judicial System, Justice, Corruption, Ethics, Congress, Freedom, Supreme Court, Constitution of the United States, Prison Nation, Drug )

Town
- 2359 days ago - hrw.org
US incarceration rates are climbing even higher. Statistics released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that for every 100,000 American Citizens 762 are in Prison. No other Nation in the world puts this many of its People in Prison.
 

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