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Some at Guantanamo Jail Too Sick to Keep Locked Up #WTFnews

By AP / Ben FoxOct. 10, 2013     (MIAMI) — Tarek El-Sawah is in terrible shape after 11 years as a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, a fact even the U.S. military does not dispute. During his time in captivity, the… Continue Reading →

2.3 Million Americans Rot in Prison — Meet the Corporations Exploiting Them for Profit #mustread

  Civil Liberties The Nation / By Liliana Segura The prison industry is more lucrative than you think. October 2, 2013  | The following article first appeared in the Nation. “Global Tel* Link. You have a collect call from: ‘Tim.’ An inmate in Shelby County Correctional… Continue Reading →

America’s Business of Mass Incarceration #prisons

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges Debbie Bourne, 45, was at her apartment in the Liberty Village housing projects in Plainfield, N.J., on the afternoon of April 30 when police banged on the door and pushed their… Continue Reading →

Sexy letters and Men’s Health? — banned by new #prison #censorship rule

By Alan Prendergast Thu., Sep. 27 2012   Categories: Media, News, Prison Life A recent push by state prison officials to crack down on the sexual content of inmates’ mail has greatly expanded the range of books and magazines intercepted… Continue Reading →

Calcutta High Court proposes equal facilities for all prisoners #goodnews #prisoner

HT Correspondent, Hindustan TimesKolkata, August 28, 2012 There is good news for the thousands of prisoners, under trials or convicts, in Bengal. In its landmark verdict the Calcutta High Court on August 8 held that every prisoner, irrespective of class,… Continue Reading →

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