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High Desert State Prison Hunger Strike!

PARC has received an alert that the Z Unit at High Desert State Prison has begun a massive hunger strike in response to unsanitary food and other health conditions that violate the California Department of Corrections regulations:

PLEASE SEND LETTERS OF CONCERN TO THE WARDEN  HIGH DESERT PRISON (address below)


Burmese political prisoner freed!

Ma Khin Khin Leh, a political prisoner in Mynmar, was released from prison on Saturday, February 21! Her release follows an announcement by the Myanmar government that it would release 24 political prisoners. We celebrate their release, but remember that many more political prisoners remain jailed in Myanmar.

ELF Press Office Calls Activist's 22 Year Sentence Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Thursday, February 05 2009 @ 06:18 PM CST

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With New Name and Mission, the Infamous Abu Ghraib Prison Is to Reopen

February 21, 2009By SAM DAGHER

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government has renamed and partly renovated the infamous Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, and it plans to transfer about 3,000 convicts there shortly, the first to occupy the facility in any numbers since it was handed over by the Americans in 2006.

Judges tell state to free thousands of inmates

Bob Egelko,Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writers
From the San Francisco Chronicle

(02-09) 18:48 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- California needs to release tens of thousands of California inmates over the next two to three years to relieve overcrowding that has ravaged prison medical and mental health care, a panel of federal judges said Monday.

In what it labeled a tentative ruling, the three-judge panel said prison populations must be reduced so health care for inmates can be brought up to constitutional standards.

RAPED PRISONER CAN SUE GUARDS

Thursday, February 12, 2009

(02-11) 19:10 PST San Francisco
--
The state Supreme Court allowed a transgender former prison inmate on
Wednesday to proceed with a lawsuit accusing prison guards of failing
to protect her from being raped and beaten by her cellmates.

2 PA judges plead guilty in kickback scheme

Thursday, February 12, 2009

(02-12) 13:22 PST Scranton, Pa. (AP) --

Two Pennsylvania judges charged with taking more than $2 million in
kickbacks to send youth offenders to privately run detention centers
pleaded guilty to fraud Thursday in one of the most stunning cases of
judicial corruption on record.

Leonard Peltier Update: moved back to Lewisburg

Due to your actions, Leonard was transferred back to Lewisburg.

Remember that the changed mission of USP-Lewisburg means that

Mr. Peltier will be transferred yet again.  Please continue to

keep the pressure on the Bureau of Prisons to transfer Leonard to

an appropriate facility.  Today and every day, make your voices

heard.  Send letters, call, and/or e-mail the director of BOP:

http://www.FreePeltierNow.org/transfer.htm.



Mumia Abu Jamal's reaction to Oscar Grant Killing

OSCAR GRANT -- and YOU
[col. writ. 1/17/09]  (c) '09 Mumia Abu-Jamal
 
 
    Like you, I've seen the searing phone-camera tape of the killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, of Oakland, California.
 
    And although it's truly a terrible thing to see, it's almost exceeded by something just as shocking.  That's been how the media has responded to this police killing, by creating a defense of error.
 

Leonard Peltier ATTACKED!!!

Leonard Peltier was attacked on January 20th very soon after his transfer to USP-Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania.

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