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Torture By Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement and Cruelty --An Interview With Raphael Sperry


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Angola
- 1891 days ago - angola3news.blogspot.com
Yesterday marked the 40th day of the multi-ethnic CA prisoner hunger strike. A new petition calls on to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.



   

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Angola T (397)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:05 am
Here is the separate link to the Change.org petition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/american-institute-of-architects-aia-prohibit-the-design-of-spaces-for-killing-torture-and-cruel-inhuman-or-degrading-treatment

As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition “asking the American Institute of Architects (AIA, the mainstream professional association for architects) to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. In the United States, this comprises the design of execution chambers and super-maximum security prisons (‘supermax’), where solitary confinement is an intolerable form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. As people of conscience and as a profession dedicated to improving the built environment for all people, we cannot participate in the design of spaces that violate human life and dignity. Participating in the development of buildings designed for killing, torture, or cruel, inhuman or degrading is fundamentally incompatible with professional practice that respects standards of decency and human rights. AIA has the opportunity to lead our profession in upholding human rights.”
 

Animae C (507)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thank you for signing the petition
"American Institute of Architects (AIA): Prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment "
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Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:31 am
Signed-thx Angola
 

Angelika R (143)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 11:54 am
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with 1,102 supporters . sorry just saw this now, thx for posting.
 
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