Tag Archives: Incarceration

New Documentary Examines One State’s Struggle To Reform Solitary Confinement By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. “You lose all feeling. You become immune to everything,” says Sam Caison, a prisoner who has been in and out of solitary confinement. “You’re not the same after spending so much time...
China Releases Human Rights Report On US By
(REPORT) — On Thursday, China’s State Council Information Office released a human rights report on the U.S., noting that while that country continues to act as “the judge of human rights” it continues to ignore its own “terrible problems.” The...
Mainstream Media Ignores Mass Hunger & Work Strikes By Prisoners Nationwide By
AUSTIN, Texas — As hunger strikes and sporadic work stoppages continue at prisons across the country, the historic prison movement and the brutal retaliation inmates have faced because of it remain largely unreported in the mainstream media. The media blackout continues...
Prison Strike Organizer Melvin Ray: ‘International Human Rights Issues’ In Prisons Would Embarrass The US By
AUSTIN, Texas — Inmates around the country are demanding an end to inhumane conditions behind bars by participating in a growing wave of work stoppages, strikes, and other forms of activism. A major nationwide strike began on Friday to mark the 45th anniversary of...
Justice Dept Announces It Will End Use Of For-Profit Prisons By
In a stunning turn of events, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it will no longer use private prisons to incarcerate federal prisoners, deeming the notorious for-profit facilities both less safe and less effective in providing correctional services than...
America’s Female Prison Population Has Grown 800% & Nobody Is Talking About It By
Holly Harris may wear cowboy boots to work, but the Kentucky mom and Executive Director for the US Justice Action Network (USJAN) is far from your average southerner. This past Saturday, June 25th, Harris talked about her work to a group of journalists and bloggers who...
Texas Prison Objects To Ruling That It Must Provide Arsenic-Free Water To Prisoners Amidst Deadly Heat By
AUSTIN, Texas — As summer sun sends temperatures soaring across much of the country, a federal judge has ordered the Lone Star State to stop giving poisonous drinking water to some of its most vulnerable prisoners. On June 21, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison gave...
In Police State USA Kids Go To Summer Camp, In Prison By
Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a relentless self-promoter who christened himself “The World’s Toughest Sheriff,” has invited Phoenix-area parents to send their grade school and teenage kids to jail for the summer. “Summer Stars” is a two-day program...
The Senate’s Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners By ‘Risk Score’ By
At a time when Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t agree on just about anything, there is one issue that unites them: the urgent need for criminal justice reform. A Senate bill on the issue has attracted an impressive 37 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle....
North Carolina Cuts Use Of Prison Torture In Half By
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Half as many prisoners in North Carolina face solitary confinement, thanks to dedicated efforts to cut back on the controversial practice often equated with torture. “Last spring, roughly 5,330 of the state’s 38,000 prisoners – 1 in...