Tag Archives: Prison

Private Prison Accused Of Using Immigrants For Forced Labor By
SAN DIEGO  — A privately run immigration prison in San Diego forces its inmates to clean their own jail for a dollar a day or less, two prisoners say in a federal class action. Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez sued CoreCivic,...
Media Silent As U.S. Prisoners Continue To Hunger Strike Abysmal Conditions By
On Oct. 30, 2016, Robert Earl Council was found sprawled unconscious on the floor of his cell in Alabama’s Limestone Correctional Facility after being on hunger strike for 10 days. Medical staff at the prison force-fed him intravenously, as his blood sugar levels had...
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 by yourself in those conditions. I don’t...
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...
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...
Lithuania Denies Existence Of Secret CIA Prison Before Human Rights Court By
VILNIUS — European Court of Human RightsIn August 2009, ABC News made a claim that Lithuania provided the CIA with a building near Vilnius to detain and possibly interrogate eight al-Qaeda members during the period 2004-2006. “We told the ECHR judges that no...
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...
Sen. Tom Cotton Insists The America Has ‘Under-Incarceration Problem’ By
Sen. Tom Cotton on Thursday slammed his colleagues’ efforts to pass sweeping criminal justice reforms, saying the United States is actually suffering from an “under-incarceration problem.” Cotton, who has been an outspoken critic of the bill in Congress...
White House: Imprisoning People For Victim-less Crimes ‘Devastating The Economy’ By
On Saturday, economists in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration released a report detailing the adverse effects on the economy derived from locking non-violent drug offenders and criminals behind bars. For decades, a guiding philosophy of authoritarians was...
Bill Clinton Triggers Storm Of Critics After Touting Welfare, Prison Legacy By
Riled by protesters who repeatedly interrupted a speech on behalf of wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia on Thursday, Bill Clinton is now under fire (and trending on Twitter) for how he responded to those challenging the political pair’s...