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Cruel Inhuman Degrading Treatment

An Illegal and Inhuman Practice: We Must Stop Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Negar Mortazavi

With only 5 percent of the world's population, the United States has 25 percent of the world's incarcerated persons. As members of a society that has the highest rate of incarceration, it is our moral and ethical duty to question the treatment of individuals behind prison walls.

Seeing Red

Randi Miller | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

There is always a next time. It always happens again. And no, they are really not sorry. Red flags should be easy to see, but apparently, in spite of...

Torture in Health Care

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Usually, when one thinks of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, prisoners--not patients-- come to mind. The mistreatment of detainees i...

Giving Birth in Shackles

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

There is an international consensus that shackling is an intolerable practice, irreconcilable with human rights principles, along with prohibitions against torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.