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Solitary Confinement: The Beginning of the End? by David Cole | NYR Daily

Solitary Watch Hell’s Bells, by Hector Lopez, who was in solitary confinement at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison George Ruiz, a seventy-two-year-old inmate in California, has spent the last thirty-one years in solitary confinement, most of it in Pelican Bay State Prison. He has been held in a ... Continue reading »

After Mass Hunger Strikes & Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to Scale Back Solitary Confinement

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: In a major victory for prisoners’ rights, California has agreed to greatly reduce the use of solitary confinement as a part of a legal settlement that may have major implications in prisons nationwide. On Tuesday, California ... Continue reading »

I’m out of prison but I’m still not free: the continuing struggles of the Y-12 Three

“Sabotage of the national defense.” That was Judge Amal Thapar’s ruling when three peace protestors entered the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and daubed biblical slogans on the walls. Thapar handed down his judgment in May of 2013, and sentenced Greg Boertje-Obed, Sister Meg ... Continue reading »

'I Have Become a Body Without a Soul': 13 Years Detained in Guantánamo | Common Dreams

I feel like there is a heavy weight on my chest – it’s as if I’m breathing through a needle hole. And then I ask myself, “If I write or say something, is anybody going to listen to me? Is it really going to make any difference?” Zaher Hamdoun is a 36-year-old Yemeni man who has been detained in Guan ... Continue reading »

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