Friday, December 2, 2022

Tag: solitary confinement

I spent 16 months in solitary confinement and now I’m fighting...

"The need for reform is urgent. Because putting people in dehumanizing situations pushes them to do dehumanizing things."

Let’s End Torture in U.S. Prisons

Survivors call solitary confinement “living death.”

VIDEO: After Mass Hunger Strikes and Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to...

A legal settlement that may have major implications in prisons nationwide has claimed victory for prisoners' rights. California has agreed to greatly reduce the use of solitary confinement.

From Solitary to the Street: Coping with Freedom After Years in...

Approximately 80,000 prisoners are currently in solitary confinement, some being held in isolation for years. Thousands of prisoners are being released from solitary confinement directly back into communities without help with coping with this major transition.

Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement

There are an estimated 80,000-100,000 prisoners held in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. The United Nations says the practice often amounts to torture. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and must be abolished, once and for all.

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Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

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As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”