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Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Pennsylvania DOC Ordered to Evaluate Mumia Abu-Jamal for Hep C Treatment by Derek Gilna Pennsylvania state prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, serving a life sentence for murder and diagnosed with hepatitis C, sued the state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) in federal court when he was refused treatment for that life-threatening disease. On ...
Pennsylvania: $99,000 Settlement for 22 Years in Solitary Confinement by David Reutter A Pennsylvania federal district court held that general issues of material fact required a jury to determine whether a prisoner’s Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement for over 22 years. ...
Mattan v. Obama,. DC, Plf Mot for Recusal, Guantanamo Bay prisoner habeus, 2010 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MOHAMMED ABDULLAH TAHA MATTAN (ABDAL RAZAK ALI) Petitioners, No: 09- 745 (RCL) vs. BARACK OBAMA, et al, Respondents. PETITIONER ABDAL RAZAK ALI’S MOTION FOR RECUSAL PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. 455(a) ...
Brief • April 22, 2016
Sale v. Anderson et al, CO, Complaint, out of state transfer political prisoner, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-02728-LTB Document 1 Filed 12/16/15 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 28 Case 1:15-cv-02728-LTB Document 1 Filed 12/16/15 USDC Colorado Page 2 of 28 Case 1:15-cv-02728-LTB Document 1 Filed 12/16/15 USDC Colorado Page 3 of 28 ...
Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes, PA, Amended Complaint, Black Panther death row wrongful imprisonment 1st Am medical neglect, 2015 Case 3:15-cv-00967-RDM-KM Document 21-1 Filed 08/03/15 Page 1 of 22 Exhibit A – Plaintiff’s First Amended and Supplemental Complaint 1 Case 3:15-cv-00967-RDM-KM Document 21-1 Filed 08/03/15 Page 2 of 22 IN THE UNITED ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
10. Political Prisoners in the United States, ICCPR Coalition Report GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its review of the U.S. Government’s Second & Third Periodic Report concerning its compliance with the ICCPR Political Prisoners in the United States Introduction Political prisoners ...
Article • November 15, 2013
This Draconian System of Punishment and Abuse: An Interview with Former Political Prisoner Ray Luc Levasseur by Aviva Stahl By Aviva Stahl The following is a partial transcript of an interview with Ray Luc Levasseur, a former political prisoner who spent over fifteen years in solitary confinement, primarily at USP ...
Article • November 15, 2013
Voices from Solitary: A Prison Where the Building Becomes the Shackles by Ray Luc Lavasseur By Ray Luc Levasseur Former political prisoner Ray Luc Levasseur was raised in Maine, born to a working-class family of Quebecois origin. He became politically radicalized at a young age, first after serving a term ...
ADX Prisoner Not Allowed to Communicate with Family Members or Receive Publications under SAMs by Christopher Zoukis In another series of court rulings upholding the use of Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), a prisoner at the federal ADX supermax facility in Florence, Colorado was prohibited from receiving certain publications and communicating ...
Guantanamo Detainees Cost $800,000 Annually by The U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has become the world’s most expensive prison, at around 30 times the average cost to house prisoners in detention facilities in the United States. Each year the Department of Defense “spends approximately ... $800,000 per detainee,” ...
Solitary Confinement Subject of Unprecedented Congressional Hearing by Alex Friedmann by Alex Friedmann1 It’s an awful thing, solitary. It crushes your spirit and weakens your resistance more effectively than any other form of mistreatment. — U.S. Senator John McCain, on his treatment as a P.O.W.2 On June 19, 2012, the ...
Bureau of Prisons Houses More “Terrorists” than Guantanamo by Derek Gilna According to the New York Times, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confines more than twice as many prisoners for “terrorism-related” offenses than the controversial and oft-maligned U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “As of October 1, ...
California Syndicalism Statute Not an Act of Congress; Appeals Court Injunction Reversed by The U.S. Supreme Court determined that California Criminal Syndicalism statute stands short of an Act of Congress. John Harris was indicted in a California state court of violating California’s Criminal Syndicalism statute (see Cal. Penal code § ...
Business is Booming for Prison Profiteers by James Kilgore Private corrections company The GEO Group celebrated the holiday season by opening a new 1,500-bed prison in Milledgeville, Georgia on December 12, 2011. The $80 million facility is expected to generate approximately $28 million in annual revenues. Though GEO (formerly Wackenhut ...
The Resistable Rise and Predictable Fall of the U.S. Supermax by Stephen Eisenman Stephen F. Eisenman In a recent article entitled “The Penal State in an Age of Crisis” (Monthly Review, June 2009), Hannah Holleman, Robert W. McChesney, John Bellamy Foster, and R. Jamil Jonna sought to account for the ...
Article • October 15, 2011 • from PLN October, 2011
Prisons Are Breeding Ground for Terrorists? by Mark Wilson “Prisons are often described as ‘hotbeds’ of terrorism,” but they can also become important “net contributors in the struggle against terrorism” according to a July 2010 joint study by the London-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence ...
Article • September 15, 2011 • from PLN September, 2011
An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country, by Susan Rosenberg (Kensington Publishing Corp. 2011), 400 pages, $14.95 paperback by Book review by Bruce Reilly Susan Rosenberg was raised on the 1950s anti-segregation movement, became an activist within the 1960s anti-war movement, and believed in armed resistance throughout the ...
Study: CIA Doctors ‘Gave Green Light to Torture’ by Muriel Kane A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that physicians with the CIA’s Office of Medical Services (OMS) played an even greater role in facilitating the torture of detainees than was previously recognized. As ...
Article • July 15, 2010 • from PLN July, 2010
Second Circuit Ruling in Post-9/11 Immigration Detention Case by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On December 18, 2009, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in a federal class-action suit brought by illegal immigrants arrested in sweeps following the 9/11 attacks and incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center ...
Military Contractors Granted Summary Judgment by On September 11, 2009, Iraqi citizens, Haidar Muhsin Saleh and Ilam Nassir Ibrahim, lost their appeal to the District of Columbia Circuit in regard to lawsuits filed against two private military contractors. The two men represented a group of plaintiffs who alleged they or ...
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