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Sam Levine

Federal Prisons Are Failing Aging Inmates, Justice Department Says | Sam Levine | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Federal prisons lack resources to care for aging prisoners and should consider loosening requirements for their early release, a new Justice Departmen...

9/11 Defendant Claims Ongoing Injuries From CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Walter Ruiz, Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi's lawyer and a former Navy commander, told the court that Hawsawi's treatment needs stem from injuries he sustained under U.S.-sponsored torture. Ruiz wants to interview his client's doctors to learn more about the "ongoing bleeding" and "colorectal issues that stem from his time in captivity...."

9/11 Defendant Ejected From Court (Twice) After Protesting Prison Conditions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo military hearings had one of the five co-defendants forcibly removed from the courtroom after he objected that he was being deprived of his right to meaningfully participate in his case.

When I Was on Death Row, I Saw a Bunch of Dead Men Walking. Solitary Confinement Killed Everything Inside Them.

Anthony Graves | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime
Anthony Graves

When I was on death row, I saw guys come to prison sane and leave this world insane, talking nonsense on the execution gurney.

Private Prison Allegedly Put Inmates In 'Barbaric' Conditions

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., May 30 (Reuters) - A Mississippi prison for severely mentally ill inmates is infested with rats that ...

New Lawsuit: Massive Human Rights Violations at Mississippi Prison (Video)

Gabriel Eber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Gabriel Eber

East Mississippi Correctional Facility is hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous. Patients with severe psychiatric disabilities go without basic mental health care. Many prisoners attempt suicide.

An Open Letter to Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou

Jack Healey | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Jack Healey

Unlike former Presidents Fujimori of Peru or Pinochet of Chile, former president Chen has no violent human rights record that he's been charged with. And yet, those violent former presidents have been treated better than Mr. Chen.

Recent Prison Tragedies Highlight Multi-National Justice Issue

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
Ron Nikkel

The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.

Andrew Losowsky

Prisoners Sue For Access To Books | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Books

When Mark Melvin asked his friend to order him a Pulitzer Prize-winning history book, he didn't expect to have to file a lawsuit in order to read it. ...

Prisoners Formally Complain For More TV Sports Channels

PA | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

Inmates at a jail in South Wales have lodged a formal complaint with prison authorities because they want more sports channels on television. ...

Murder Suspect Requests Fresh Fruit, Vegetables In Prison

Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

A man accused of murdering his wife because she woke him up during the night reportedly wants "healthy food and more milk” in his Lake County Jail c...