Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tag: prison

‘Quaint and obsolete?’

As it happens, flagging interest in Guantánamo has coincided with an eerie larger cultural phenomenon—a turn away from history and memory.

Behind bars and beyond burgers: Exposing Alabama’s prison labor exploitation

This lawsuit seeks not only to compensate those who have been exploited, but also to dismantle a system that generates an estimated $450 million annually from this coerced labor.

Privatized prison healthcare in the US—profiteering at the expense of inmate...

Profiting from pain—the harsh reality of privatized prison healthcare in America.

New data tool details thousands of corporations profiting from US prison...

Companies in the database are assigned a "harm score" based on their responsibility for and responsiveness to their human rights violations.

Biden reviews Guantanamo prison; aims to close it before end of...

A revival of an Obama-era goal, President Joe Biden announced the launch of a formal review of the U.S. military prison at...

Four former correctional officers sentenced to prison for beating handcuffed inmate

“The sentences handed down in this case show that law enforcement officers who break the law, violate their oaths, and deprive inmates of their civil rights will be held accountable for their actions.”

DOJ Inspector General investigates prison guards killing inmate with pepper spray

“He died because of the mace. You do not mace an asthmatic...They murdered my son."

Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Reconsidering criminal punishment

We know that the prison system is expensive to maintain and not particularly effective. So what are other solutions to crime?

DHS is locking immigrants in solitary confinement

Immigration detention is expensive, inhumane and unnecessary.

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Supreme Court justices accepted over $6.5 million in gifts, raising ethics concerns

These findings raise significant questions about judicial ethics and the potential influence of such gifts on the highest court in the land.

Sanders and Omar lead congressional push for Global Wealth Tax as Biden faces crucial...

This initiative, led by Brazil, aims to address the glaring disparities in global wealth distribution and strengthen efforts to achieve tax fairness.

120 countries have signed the Safe Schools Declaration. Sadly, the US isn’t one of...

Should the United States join the Safe Schools Declaration and support the global movement to protect education from attack?

UN passes binding ceasefire resolution as Israel intensifies Gaza bombings

Despite the UN Security Council's call for a ceasefire, Israel continues its deadly assault on Gaza, raising questions about the implementation and enforcement of international resolutions.

When Israel burned refugees alive, establishment media called it a ‘tragic accident’

As the world watched on social media and responded in outrage, US corporate media, once again, provided cover for the perpetrators of Israel’s genocide.