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US: Mentally Ill Prisoners Face Abuse   video
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, jail, mental health, abuse of mentally ill, prison reform, human rights )

Dandelion
- 13 days ago - youtube.com
Jail and prison staff throughout the United States have used unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force against prisoners with mental disabilities. Staff have deluged prisoners with painful chemical sprays, shocked them, and tie them down for days.
Indigent Defense How Is It Working Out   video
Society & Culture  (tags: indigent defense, Gideon vs Wainwright, legal defense, public defender, reform, too high of caseload, court, prison, jail )

Dandelion
- 26 days ago - youtube.com
Over fifty years after the Supreme Court's Gideon vs. Wainwright ruling, many legal advocates contend that the justice system is still failing the poor. Anyone of us could be one paycheck away from needing a public defender. Reform needed.
Iraq Veterans Against The War Support Freedom For Oscar Lopez And This Is Why - Petitions on Thread
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscar Lopez Rivera, IVAW, Iraq, Nelson Mandela, seditious conspiracy, Vietnam, prison, rally, Free Puerto Rico )

Dandelion
- 35 days ago - ivaw.org
Oscar contributed to the GI Resistance movement during Vietnam that helped to inspire IVAWâEUR(TM)s mission. Despite never being accused of, or charged with a violent crime, Oscar was sentenced to 75 years.
UK: Muslim Inmate Population Soars, Now 14.4% of All Prisoners
Society & Culture  (tags: Prison, islam, law, Legal, Life, Media, Muslim, News, Politics, Random, Religion, Sharia, travel, UKenvironment )

Beth
- 98 days ago - creepingsharia.wordpress.com
It is almost entirely due to the UKs horrendous immigration and welfare policy. Add jail house conversions (a problem in the U.S. too) and the more than 100 passages in the Koran that "invite people to violence", and it is a recipe for the demise of a
Hunger Strikes Are a Thorn in Israel's Side, Says Ex-Prisoner
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Palestine, prison, hungr strikes, unlawful administrative detention, ethics, freedoms, rights, society, culture, humans, interesting, law, government, sadness, news )

Carrie
- 111 days ago - electronicintifada.net
"At some points, hunger striking was the only weapon we had to fight administrative detention, the poor treatment or other injustices the [Israeli prison] authorities subjected us to," Ishtayeh said. He participated in group hunger strikes every time ...
A Solitary Failure - Waste, Cost, Harm Stop Solitary Confinement - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: solitary confinement, prison, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, mentally damaged, years of confinement, inhumane, ACLU )

Dandelion
- 138 days ago - aclutx.org
On average, prisoners remain in solitary confinement for almost four years; many for over 20 years and others upwards of 40+. The conditions in which these people live impose such severe deprivations that they leave prison mentally damaged.
His Crime Is Autism - Now He Is In Solitary Confinement
Society & Culture  (tags: African American, Reginald Latson, autism, solitary confinement, prison )

Dandelion
- 221 days ago - peteearley.com
WARNING: This story should make you angry! Latson, who has an IQ of 69, is African American and was wearing a hoodie. Events went downhill from there. A little boy trapped in a man's body with limited understanding of what had happened to him or why.
British-Iranian Woman Sentenced to a Year in Prison in Tehran for Wanting to Watch Volleyball
Society & Culture  (tags: Iranian woman, prison, volley ball match, sharia law, Islam )

Beatrice
- 238 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A British-Iranian has been sentenced by a court in Tehran to spend a year in prison as punishment for trying to attend a men's volleyball match. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, an alumni of SOAS university in London, was told her fate on Sunday by a closed court
Crime and Punishment Is Looking a Lot Different in Tough-On-Crime Texas
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, education, freedoms, prison, reform )

Kit
- 396 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
This is what criminal justice reform looks like in Texas, where a relatively quiet, bipartisan revolution to reduce rates of incarceration, rehabilitate offenders, reduce recidivism and, ultimately, save the fiscally conservative state from [....]
Breaking News!!! Herman Wallace Freed After 41 Years Of Solitary
Society & Culture  (tags: Herman Wallace, released, solitary confinement, prison, dying, human rights, freedoms, crime, GoodNews, law, news, rights, politics, police )

Tamara
- 636 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released late Tuesday from prison, his attorneys said.
Take Action: Honor the Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Demands
Society & Culture  (tags: California, CDCR, prison, solitary confinement, hunger strikes, constitutional rights )

Angelika
- 760 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
Pelican Bay prisoners have organized to combat cruel conditions of confinement, and have launched two hunger strikes thus far to raise attention to their demands. Tell the CDCR : Honor the demands of the prisoners in the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit
Tell the FCC: End Predatory Prison Phone Rates - ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, phone rates, FCC, petition, prison operators, minorities, black families, monopoly contracts, society, ethics )

Angelika
- 826 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
Families shouldn't have to choose between maintaining a relationship with a loved one behind bars and putting food on the table, but extortionate charges of $20 for a 15-minute call tear families apartdaily. Martha Wright's petition finally gets hearing.
Tell the Congress to End Rape of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, youth, rape, prison, protection, violence )

Cher
- 1457 days ago - change.org
On any given day, over 10,000 youth are detained or confined in adult jails and prisons where they are at the greatest risk of sexual assault of all inmates.
What's Happening To Our Children? Video!   video
Society & Culture  (tags: children, humans, violence, prison, environment, protection )

Cher
- 1665 days ago - youtube.com
children are in adult prisons and this video shows some of the reasons why this is happening. some disturbing and graphic pictures dealing with violence
Paul Gingerich-A 12 Year Old Should Not Be Tried in Adult Court
Society & Culture  (tags: Paul Gingerich, child, arrested, jail, prison, Kosciusko county, adult court, juvenile justice, children tried as adultsactivists, child, children, crime, death, family, humans, interesting, law, murder, police, rights, violence )

Stephen
- 1716 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
12 year old Paul Gingerich has been waived into adult court and will be tried for murder. It is our humble request that this ruling be vacated and Paul's case be placed in the Juvenile Court System.
 

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