prison torture


Everyone --

I wanted to circulate this video, so everyone could forward it widely. It's very effective in evoking what it's like to be in that SHU cage.  Stop the torture!!

U.S. at U.N. prisoners’ rights meeting: Progress, but still wrong on solitary confinement


Part 1

Buenos Aires, Dec. 11, 2012 – I’m writing from Buenos Aires, where I’m representing the ACLU at the Inter-Governmental Expert Meeting (IGEM) on the U.N. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Established in 1955, the SMRs are the leading international standards on protecting the human rights of prisoners. They’ve profoundly influenced the law in many countries and have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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