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Shut Down the Immigrant Children's Prison ! ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, immigrants, prison, freedoms, protection )

- 125 days ago -
We demand that the federal prison in Tornillo, Texas, be shut down, that all the children be released to relatives or sponsors, and that no similar prisons be built.
Waupun Prisoners Begin Food Refusal to Protest Solitary Torture - Petition In Solidarity
Society & Culture  (tags: solitary confinement, administrative confinement, AC, prison, United Nations, petition, Waupun prisoners, torture, food refusal )

- 1059 days ago -
In Wisconsin over a hundred prisoners are in the long term solitary confinement Units a.k.a. administrative confinement AC. Some have been in isolation for 18 to 29 years concurrently. AC for more than 15 days has been deemed torture by United Nations.
How A Teenage Girl Who Gave An Intimidating Look Was Sentenced To Up To 5 Years In Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: Michigan, Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facili, Jamie, intimidating look, prison, racial bias )

- 1382 days ago -
In a wealthier county in Michigan kids with this status generally do community service. Jamie however was sent to serve her time at the Womens Huron Valley Correctional Facility prison that holds inmates convicted of crimes like first-degree homicide.
US: Mentally Ill Prisoners Face Abuse   video
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, jail, mental health, abuse of mentally ill, prison reform, human rights )

- 1405 days ago -
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 )

- 1418 days ago -
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 )

- 1427 days ago -
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 )

- 1490 days ago -
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 )

- 1502 days ago -
"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 )

- 1530 days ago -
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 )

- 1613 days ago -
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 )

- 1630 days ago -
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 )

- 1788 days ago -
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 )

- 2028 days ago -
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 )

- 2152 days ago -
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 )

- 2218 days ago -
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.

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