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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 01.29.2015 | 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.

Matt Sledge

Former Inmate Takes On Prison System For Trying To Quash Speech | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Former Earth Liberation Front member Daniel McGowan took the first step toward a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Tuesday,...

Matt Sledge

I 'Got Snatched': One Man's Bizarre Trip Through America's Prison System | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Daniel McGowan was in the yard of the Federal Correctional Institution in Sandstone, Minn., when his name rang out over the loudspeaker. It had been e...

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...

Matt Sledge

Bureau of Prisons Backtracks, Again, On Daniel McGowan | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The latest twist in the saga of Daniel McGowan, an environmental activist who was convicted of arson linked to the Earth Liberation Front,...

Friday Talking Points -- What the Media Missed

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.

Matt Sledge

Outspoken Activist Released After Being Jailed For HuffPost Blog | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 5:25 p.m. -- Lawyers for environmental activist Daniel McGowan said in a statement Friday afternoon that he had been returned to his halfway h...

Matt Sledge

Daniel McGowan Jailed, Allegedly For HuffPost Blog | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The federal government on Thursday jailed Earth Liberation Front activist Daniel McGowan in response to an article he wrote for The Huffin...

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.

Earth Liberation Front Activist Released After 7 Years in 'Little Guantanamo'

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Leighton Woodhouse

Even among people who have devoted years of their lives fighting to protect the natural world from the predations of capitalism, Daniel McGowan's role in the history of the environmental movement is marginal and obscure. It shouldn't be.

Urgent Appeal from a Secret Prison

Daniel McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel McGowan

After three years in prison and hundreds (thousands, even) of letters mailed out, I have gotten to the point where there is little to write about. P...