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Communication Management Unit

Challenging Secretive U.S. Prisons

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Prisoners in the units face strict restrictions on all forms of communication with the outside world, including a prohibition on all contact visits, and are segregated from other prisoners. After years of discovery, we were able to present to the district court a detailed and disturbing picture of who was being subjected to these restrictions, and how.

Matt Sledge

Judge Rules Against Prisoners In 'Little Guantanamo' Lawsuit | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Monday against inmates who had challenged highly restrictive federal prison units, dealing a severe blow to their five-year atte...

'New' Rules for the BOP's Experiment in Social Isolation

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

For the first time, the Bureau of Prisons says that it may restrict letters, phone calls, and visits at the CMUs to immediate family members only, that it may give prisoners only six pieces of paper a week to write letters, and that prisoners may be restricted to as little as four hours of visits a month.

From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and t...

Matt Sledge

Bad News For Activist Jailed For HuffPost Blog | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

A federal court has dismissed an environmental activist's claims against the U.S. Bureau of Prisons over a restrictive prison wing he was housed in, b...

Court Documents Prove I was Sent to Communication Management Units (CMU) for my Political Speech

Daniel McGowan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Daniel McGowan

Through discovery in my case, the federal government has finally been forced to hand over previously-unseen memoranda explaining why I was picked out to be transferred to an experimental segregation unit, opened under the Bush Administration.

Tales from Inside the U.S. Gitmo

Daniel McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel McGowan

In effect, the Communication Management Unit, in which I am serving a seven year sentence, was created on the fly, with no eye toward legality; they are free to operate it in whatever manner they choose.