Tag Archives: Prisoners

South Africa’s Vice President Among Officials Engaging In Palestinian Solidarity Hunger Strike By
One of South Africa’s two vice presidents is going on a 24-hour hunger strike today in solidarity with the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners protesting their conditions in Israeli jails. Cyril Ramaphosa – explained the director...
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....
4,000 Prison Inmates Fighting California Wildfires For $2 Per Day By
SACRAMENTO, California — With wildfires blazing throughout the parched Western United States, the state of California has found a novel, though ethically questionable, way to save money on the state’s safety budget: Send state prisoners to work on the frontlines...
Palestinian Detainees In Israeli Prisons Continue To Be Abused By Interrogators By
An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian protester during a weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The head of the Palestinian Authority prisoners’ affairs committee,...
Michael Moore Calls For Disarming Police, Release Of Non-Violent Prisoners By
Micheal Moore is famous for his documentaries on everything from 9/11 to corporate corruption. But now he’s taking on the issue of police brutality and murder of unarmed citizens in the United States. He’s promoting a radical solution: disarm the police. Moore tweeted...
Israeli Soldier Posts Photos Of Herself Smiling Next To Blindfolded Palestinian Prisoners By
(ANTIMEDIA) Meet Eden Abergil – a former Israeli soldier who recently posted photos of herself smiling next to blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, on Facebook. Abergil titled the Album that contains these photos, “The army…the most beautiful time of my life.” The...
New IRS Rules On Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election By
Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr The Internal Revenue Service says it won’t come out with new proposed rules for so-called dark money groups until late spring at the earliest, increasing the likelihood that no changes will take effect before the 2016 elections. These...
This Map Shows You Just How Many Prisoners Are In Each US State By
State incarceration numbers The incarceration rate in the US is the highest in the world. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, although the US is home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, it boasts 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. About...
Gitmo Inmate: ‘All I Want Is What President Obama Promised’ By
In what is being hailed as a “historic legal challenge” to the United States government, a U.S. court will hear for the first time from a Guantánamo detainee who claims that force-feeding at the U.S. military prison amounts to torture. Emad Hassan, who is severely...
US: Afghanistan To Release ‘Dangerous’ Prisoners By
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military on Monday slammed a move by Afghanistan’s government to release 37 “dangerous” prisoners who it says pose security threats, calling the decision a “major step backward.” The release of prisoners...