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JURIST - Paper Chase: Guantanamo detainees face harsh conditions, hunger strike: defense lawyers

JURIST - Paper Chase: Guantanamo detainees face harsh conditions, hunger strike: defense lawyers | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
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Justice Dept. Probes Denver For Violating Deaf Prisoner Rights

Justice Dept. Probes Denver For Violating Deaf Prisoner Rights | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver for failing to provide sign-language interpreters for deaf prisoners. (RT @HuffingtonPost Justice Dept.
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California suppressed consultant's report on inmate suicides | Corrections Special Operations - The Official Gateway To The Corrections Special Operations Community

California suppressed consultant's report on inmate suicides | Corrections Special Operations - The Official Gateway To The Corrections Special Operations Community | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Gov.Jerry Brown has pointed to reams of documents to make the case in court and on the stump that California's prison crisis is over, and inmates are rece (California suppressed consultant's report on inmate suicides
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REALIGNMENT: Long-term inmates a concern in county jails - Press-Enterprise

REALIGNMENT: Long-term inmates a concern in county jails - Press-Enterprise | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Press-Enterprise REALIGNMENT: Long-term inmates a concern in county jails Press-Enterprise County law-enforcement officials are concerned that increasing the number of long-term jail inmates will lead to a new round of prisoner rights-violation...
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ACLU, in Geneva, Advocates Against Death Penalty, Solitary Confinement - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

ACLU, in Geneva, Advocates Against Death Penalty, Solitary Confinement - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog) | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
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... Confinement Practices, is Officially a Thing of the Past! 9 of 10.
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Does 22 1/2 hours alone in an 8-by-10 cell every day amount to torture? | Center for Investigative Reporting

Does 22 1/2 hours alone in an 8-by-10 cell every day amount to torture? | Center for Investigative Reporting | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
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Ending the Isolation: An International Conference on Human Rights and Solitary Confinement

Ending the Isolation: An International Conference on Human Rights and Solitary Confinement | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba (RT “@OsgoodeIFLS: Mar 22-3 Ending the Isolation: An International Conference on Human Rights & Solitary Confinement http://t.co/C1fc9ADV49”;)...
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‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement, 7 months | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement, 7 months  |  HispanicallySpeakingNews.com | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Female narco, Sandra Avila Beltran, has been removed from solitary confinement for the first time since she was jailed in a Miami prison (‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement, 7 months |
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BLSA Presents Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement – CUNY School of Law News – CUNY

BLSA Presents Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement – CUNY School of Law News – CUNY | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
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Sheriff’s Office Releases Shocking Video Of Mentally Ill Inmates - CBS Chicago

Sheriff’s Office Releases Shocking Video Of Mentally Ill Inmates - CBS Chicago | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Sheriff Tom Dart says he wants you to be shocked by it because he says it proves there are people behind bars who should not be there. (RT @HisHoneyButt: How did i miss this?
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Prisoners’ families and advocates to speak out at legislative hearing Feb. 25 on solitary confinement and plan to renew hunger strike

Prisoners’ families and advocates to speak out at legislative hearing Feb. 25 on solitary confinement and plan to renew hunger strike | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Family members, advocates, lawyers, activists and others from across California will travel to Sacramento on Monday to speak out against the state prison system’s continued use of solitary confinem...
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azcentral.com video: Secret video reveals corrections officers watched inmate bleed to death

azcentral.com video: Secret video reveals corrections officers watched inmate bleed to death | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Department of Corrections internal affairs investigator pressured to speed up report.
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Amnesty Intl statement for Feb. 25 CA SHU hearing ; Bay Area activists mobilize for rally : Indybay

Amnesty Intl statement for Feb. 25 CA SHU hearing ; Bay Area activists mobilize for rally : Indybay | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Below is the full text of an Amnesty Intl statement released for the Feb 25 hearing in Sacramento.
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If Guantanamo Prisoners Stage a Hunger Strike, Does Anybody Care? (Hint: Yes) - The Atlantic Wire

If Guantanamo Prisoners Stage a Hunger Strike, Does Anybody Care? (Hint: Yes) - The Atlantic Wire | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
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Questions surround OPP inmate's death | Corrections Special Operations - The Official Gateway To The Corrections Special Operations Community

Questions surround OPP inmate's death | Corrections Special Operations - The Official Gateway To The Corrections Special Operations Community | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Did staff at Orleans Parish Prison ignore a mentally ill inmate leading up to his death last week? It's the latest in a string of deaths at the prison a (Did staff at Orleans Parish Prison ignore a mentally ill inmate leading up to his death?
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WV Senators Question Prison Reform Bill - WVVA TV

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BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)- The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Bluefield, WV is slated to be demolished and rebuilt early next year. The project will consist of three phases.
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Sacramento hearing exposes CDCR's hidden agenda - San Francisco Bay View

Sacramento hearing exposes CDCR's hidden agenda - San Francisco Bay View | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Sacramento hearing exposes CDCR's hidden agenda San Francisco Bay View Yet Charles Carbone, a prisoner rights lawyer who testified on the panel, said, “Make no mistake about it: Participating in a hunger strike can get you in the SHU.”...
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Man left in solitary confinement for 2 years gets $15.5 million ...

Man left in solitary confinement for 2 years gets $15.5 million ... | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
A man who spent 22 long months in solitary confinement in a New Mexico jail, neglected to the point where he was forced to pull out his own tooth because he said he wasn't allowed to see a dentist, will receive $15.5 million ...
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Angola 3 Member Wins Ruling: Albert Woodfox Has Been in Solitary More Than 40 Years

Angola 3 Member Wins Ruling: Albert Woodfox Has Been in Solitary More Than 40 Years | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Judge cites racial bias in the case of Albert Woodfox, who's been in solitary for more than 40 years.
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Israeli nuclear whistleblower returned to solitary confinement | Amnesty International

Israeli nuclear whistleblower returned to solitary confinement | Amnesty International | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Authorities accused of subjecting Mordechai Vanunu, who has already spent 18 years in prison, to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
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Creating broken men, Part 2

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There should be no doubt indefinite solitary confinement is torture. Yet in §700.2, the CDCR has devised an insidious program whereby they can leverage this torture to coerce validated SHU prisoner...
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Allowing Phones in The Cells Might Be a Sound Call -meshDETECT Blog

Allowing Phones in The Cells Might Be a Sound Call -meshDETECT Blog | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
meshDETECT, Secure Prison Cell Phones reduce contraband and increase prison revenue (Fascinating #CJreform RT @prisoncellphone: Allowing Phones in Cells Might Be a Sound Call http://t.co/oxyOLL9xdB...
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Angola 3 News, "Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement: An Interview with Author/Activist Nancy Kurshan"

Angola 3 News, "Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement: An Interview with Author/Activist Nancy Kurshan" | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
Chronicling the Crisis of the Working Class (Angola 3 News, "Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement: An Interview with...
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‘Solitary’ a crazy way to run U.S. prisons | Boston Herald

‘Solitary’ a crazy way to run U.S. prisons | Boston Herald | Prison Reform & Prisoners' Rights News Highlights Daily | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — “Zero Dark Thirty,” a nominee for Sunday’s Oscar as Best Picture, reignited debate about whether the waterboa (The mass incarceration of people in the United States is ridiculous! Instead of constructing prisons we should be...
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Stop Holding Children in Solitary Confinement! - The Petition Site

United States jails put juveniles -- those that are under 18 -- in solitary confinement for up to months... (5178 signatures on petition) (No more - Stop Holding Children in Solitary Confinement!
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