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Supermax Prisons

De-Incarceration, a Different Drum so Needed

Kathy Kelly | Posted 06.09.2016 | Crime
Kathy Kelly

Along with VCNV companions, I'm part of a 150-mile walk from Chicago to Thomson, IL, a small town in Northwest IL where the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is setting up an Administrative Maximum prison, also known as a Supermax.

Prisoners' Struggle Ends Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The purpose of the penal system is social rehabilitation, according to the ICCPR. In contravention of that mandate, the California legislature has specified that the purpose of sentencing is punishment. Solitary confinement implicitly denies any chance of social rehabilitation.

Suicide At Supermax: The Quietest Death

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. As weeks go, the first one of September was especially tough for Fremont County Coroner Carlette Broc...

Don’t Protect Torture to Preserve Jobs at Tamms Supermax

Kate Johnston | Posted 10.20.2012 | Crime
Kate Johnston

Our justice system should not rely on solitary confinement for safety -- it is cruel, ineffective, and expensive to continue defending the supermax model.

Prisoner Abuse in Wikileaks Case Puts Our Standards on Trial

Locke Bowman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The mistreatment of Private Manning is reprehensible. But what matters more is that the indignities and abuses he is enduring are merely commonplace.

Reading The Pictures: Monsters of Gitmo

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-06-02-gitmo20_06.jpg In the past weeks and days, new photos have been released of Gitmo prisoners.

This Week in Magazines: Rahm Emanuel's Likability, the Truth about Yoga, Torture in America, Runners' Diets, and Affleck's Paparazzi Strategy

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

This week, Esquire tells us whether Rahm Emanuel is a tough S.O.B. or a "douchebag" and how Ben Affleck fends off paparazzi, and the New Yorker says whether 25,000 U.S. inmates in supermax isolation are victims of torture.