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Report Shows Even More Evidence Of The Misuse Of Solitary Confinement

WASHINGTON — A report released this week by the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in New York, provides yet more evidence of the misuse of solitary confinement. The researchers add to a growing body of evidence that … Continue reading

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No Place For Children

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The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement

“You can’t starve people. You can’t put them into a hotbox or maim them,” she continued. “If you could do brain scans to show that people suffer permanent damage, that could make solitary look less like some form of distress, … Continue reading

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California Prisoners Launch New Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Solitary Watch – “Hundreds of people held in California prisons are expected to launch their third large-scale hunger strike in two years today. The current strike, announced by leaders at Pelican Bay State Prison on February 14th, is seen as a resumption … Continue reading

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Mos Def Force-fed Under Guantánamo Procedure; Urges Obama to Halt Ramadan Plan

If they bite the tube, the guards hold their head still for “as long as necessary for the detainee to relax his jaw”. The Raw Story – “Islamic community leaders are calling on the Obama administration to rethink its policy … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Steps Up Force-feeding Of Prisoners

via RT – “The brutality of tactics used to force-feed inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison is escalating, according to the last British citizen being held at the camp. He says that metal-tipped feeding tubes are causing already-starving inmates to … Continue reading

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‘Don’t interact, don’t talk, they are not humans’ – Gitmo guard’s basic orders

via RT – “One of the methods used to extract information from Muslim inmates in Guantanamo was to apply sexual interrogation techniques, Terry Holdbrooks, former guard at the camp has told RT. Such a degradation methods, the former US soldier … Continue reading

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Criminal Justice System’s Dark Secret: Teenagers In Solitary Confinement

“For each of the past five years, roughly 100,000 juveniles have been held in adult jails and prisons, according to data from the Department of Justice.” ~~ “Ninety-one percent of the children who are serving time in adult jails and … Continue reading

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Israeli Prisons Equipped by Notorious Security Firm G4S Hold Palestinian Teens in Solitary Confinement

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Tue, 12/11/2012 Excerpt from Electronic Intifada– “Israel has held six Palestinian boys from Nablus in solitary confinement in al-Jalame detention center near Haifa, writes Defence for Children International-Palestine Section inan urgent appeal. The boys have spent on average 14.5 days in solitary confinement, ranging … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Isolating Social Creatures

Originally published in the New Yorker,  the research in the article quoted here is still relevant – if not even more relevant now that more men, women and children and being thrown into isolation cells for minor infractions inside prisons. … Continue reading

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Vermont Activists Battle Private Prisons

“According to southern Vermont’s Rutland Herald the number of prisoners in Vermont increased at “nearly five times the national average” between 2002 and 2003.  The number of teenagers and young adults in Vermont jails surged by more than 77 percent. A racialized … Continue reading

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