Tag: prison system
The way our country imprisons a staggering number of our people is wrong. Instead of mass incarceration, we need to stop wasting human talent and start opening doors to opportunity.
Glenn Ford was recently freed from death row after three decades, but unfortunately now suffers from stage three lung cancer. He is suing the prison for not providing treatment when he was first diagnosed in 2011.
Abu-Jamal’s current health crisis clearly illustrates this national atrocity. His situation is also clearly unconstitutional, as leaving an inmate untreated, including for a disease like diabetes, has been declared by the US Supreme Court to be "cruel and unusual punishment."