Senators Start a Review of Solitary Confinement

Jonathan Ernst for The New York Times

Charles E. Samuels Jr., far right, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that included a replica of a solitary confinement cell, rear.


Prison destroys 4,250 prisoners’ letters

Prison destroys 4,250 prisoners’ letters

June 18, 2012

by Carl Harrison

California State Prison, Sacramento – Photo: AP

Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers

 Ten Demands of ROSP Hunger Strikers We (Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison) demand the right to an adequate standard of living while in the custody of the state! 1. We demand fully cooked food, and access to a better quality of fresh fruit and vegetables.  In addition, we demand increased portions on our trays, which allows us to meet our basic nutritional needs as defined by VDOC regulations. 2. We demand that every prisoner at ROSP have unrestricted access to complaint and grievance forms and other paperwork we may request. 3.

Wave of Prisoner Resistance Sweeps the South

Wave of Prisoner Resistance Sweeps the South

"We’re tired of being treated like animals."     ByJen WallerThomas HintzeJune 1, 2012

Prisoners forced to work in toxic waste with inadequate protections

MSNBC and ABC report on how priosn guards in Marianna, Florida are suing for exposure to toxic dust while supervising prisoners in Florida's electronic recylcing program. Will there be justice for the exposed prisoners as well?

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Tribal leaders challenge Forest Service to protect native women's rights

“Since 1941 most of our ceremonial sites have been buried beneath the still waters of Lake Shasta,” said Sisk. “We ask that the Forest Service grant us this one small dignity by allowing our girls to enter womanhood in privacy at one of our last remaining traditional ceremonial sites.”

Photo of Caleen Sisk, Chief of the Winnemen Wintu Tribe, meeting with U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore at his Vallejo office on April 16. Photo courtesy of Winnemem Wintu Tribe.



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