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Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Despite Lack of State License, ICE Family Detention Center Continues Operating by In 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PDHS) issued a statement saying it “believes that the current use of the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC) as a family residential center is inconsistent with its current license as ...
2017 Has Already Seen Several Prison Rebellions by Brian Sonenstein Although the nationwide prison strike has fallen from headlines in recent months, incarcerated individuals continue to resist abuse and mistreatment while supporters on the outside rally to their defense. Prisoners in Delaware made international headlines when they took hostages and held Building C at the Vaughn ...
Krome Detention Center has Long History of Detainee Abuse by David Reutter Immigration reform was a recurring theme in the recent presidential election. The national debate has focused on what should be done with the millions of undocumented immigrants who reside in the United States, but as events at the ...
Continued Need for Prison and Criminal Justice Reforms by Advocates for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform have never forgotten the September 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, which resulted in the deaths of 33 prisoners and 10 employees. The institutionalized brutality at Attica, which led ...
The New Slave Revolt by By Chris Hedges, TruthDig A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only ...
Wisconsin: Prison Hunger Strike Reaches Crisis Point by According to an August 22, 2016 report from Workers World, an ongoing hunger strike at the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin has reached a crisis point. A group of at least eight prisoners at Waupun and the Columbia Correctional Institution began refusing ...
Hunger Strikes by Immigrant Detainees Expose Abuses by ICE, Private Detention Centers by Joe Watson A series of hunger strikes over the past two years by detainees at federal immigration detention facilities from Washington state to Pennsylvania have called for an end to the incarceration and deportation of undocumented immigrants, ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright PLN has opposed the private prison industry since we began publishing in 1990; back then the industry was in its infancy, having started in 1983 in its modern incarnation. Besides the political and moral implications of farming out correctional functions to for-profit corporations, there ...
Article • September 21, 2016
How inmates are organizing a nationwide strike from behind bars by Regina Willis By Regina Willis, Waging Nonviolence Whenever an inmate and a guard get into an altercation, Melvin Ray sees an opportunity to connect and educate. After stepping in and trying to de-escalate the situation, he’ll talk to his fellow ...
Navy Nurse Refuses to Force-feed Guantanamo Prisoners by Derek Gilna An unnamed Navy nurse at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that houses alleged terrorist detainees, who was facing expulsion from the Navy for his refusal to participate in force-feeding prisoners, has been allowed to return to his ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Ohio: Hunger Striker Represents Himself, Beats Attempted Murder Charges by An Ohio supermax prisoner, representing himself while on a month-long hunger strike, won his acquittal in February of attempted murder charges stemming from fights with prison guards. Cornelius Harris, a 27-year-old prisoner serving a 97-year sentence for robbery and kidnapping ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Filed under: Hunger Strikes, Food
Connecticut May Force Feed Prisoners on Hunger Strike by  The state of Connecticut has the right to force feed a prisoner engaged in a hunger strike, Jarres T. Graham, Superior Court Judge, so held.             William Coleman, a Connecticut prisoner, went on hunger strike to protest his sexual assault conviction ...
Afghan Prisoner Hunger Strikes Persist in American Custody, Says Former Prisoner by Derek Gilna As American troops continue their planned withdrawal from Afghanistan and wind down their combat role in favor of their Afghan allies, at least one facility continues to operate without interruption. The Detention Facility in Parwan. close to ...
German Prisoners Form Union, Seek Minimum Wage and Pension by Joe Watson A group of prisoners in Germany has accomplished what American prisoners have long been prohibited from doing: They formed a labor union for incarcerated workers, to advocate for minimum wage pay so they can earn enough for a ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Dhiab v. Obama, DC, Amicus Brief - ACLU, force feeding prisoner video, 2015 USCA Case #14-5299 Document #1545907 Filed: 04/03/2015 Page 1 of 48 [ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULED FOR 05/08/2015] 14-5299 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT ______________________ JIHAD DHIAB, Petitioner–Appellee, v. BARACK H. ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Dhiab v. Obama, DC, Amicus Brief - Brennan, force feeding prisoner video, 2015 USCA Case #14-5299 Document #1545761 Filed: 04/03/2015 Page 1 of 41 ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULED FOR 05/08/2015 No. 14-5299 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT Jihad Dhiab, Detainee, Guantanamo Bay Naval Station; Shaker ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Dhiab v. Obama, DC, Amicus Brief - Con Law Prof, force feeding prisoner video, 2015 USCA Case #14-5299 Document #1545911 Filed: 04/03/2015 Page 1 of 40 ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULED FOR 05/08/2015 No. 14-5299 DC No. 05-1457 (GK) UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT JIHAD DHIAB, ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Dhiab v. Obama, DC, Appellee Brief, force feeding prisoner video, 2015 USCA Case #14-5299 Document #1545438 Filed: 04/01/2015 [Oral Argument Scheduled for May 8, 2015] Page 1 of 30 No. 14-5299 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT ABU WA’EL (JIHAD) DHIAB, Detainee, Guantánamo ...
Prisoners Protest Solitary Confinement at Illinois Facility by Joe Watson More than two dozen prisoners at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois protested conditions in the prison’s high security unit (HSU) by staging a series of hunger strikes, most of them sustained for weeks. The protests at the Menard facility, ...
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