Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Prison Hospice Program Helps Prisoners Die With Dignity

Excerpts, Denver Post “Colorado’s prison population is aging quickly and more inmates than ever are sick with illnesses that will kill them long before their sentences are up. In the first state prison hospice program in the nation, inmates of … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch Report On US Prisons

Research in 2012 found that the massive over-incarceration includes a growing number of elderly people whom prisons are ill-equipped to handle, and an estimated 93,000 youth under age 18 in adult jails and another 2,200 in adult prisons. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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Growing Up Locked Down

  Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement David Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org.   The ACLU and Human Rights Watch recently partnered to publish a report … Continue reading

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