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When Punishment Is Torture: An Open Letter to Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Rev. Ron Stief

I was deeply moved by your efforts to educate prisoners on their rights at the federal prison in North Carolina where you were held before being transferred to Montgomery, Ala. And I wasn't surprised to see those efforts it landed you in solitary confinement.

Time to Bring an End to Torture in Our Jails

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 05.05.2014 | Crime
Rev. Ron Stief

What the senators now know is that long-term solitary confinement is torture and therefore immoral, antithetical to rehabilitation, fiscally wasteful, endangers institutional and community safety, and must be brought to an end.

Inmate Who Escaped From Prison Pleads Insanity

AP | Posted 10.27.2011 | Denver

STERLING, Colo. (Associated Press) — An inmate who escaped from a maximum-security Colorado prison has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to k...

Turning the Corner on Solitary Confinement?

David C. Fathi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David C. Fathi

Colorado state senators have introduced a bill that would substantially limit the use of solitary confinement in the state's prisons. These reforms are long overdue.

Terry Nichols Food Lawsuit Dismissed By Denver Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A federal judge has dismissed claims by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that prison officials violated his constitution...

Supermax Solitary Confinement Report's Rumored Benign Findings Have Many Upset

Westword | Alan Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The release of a twelve-month study about the mental effects of solitary confinement at Colorado's supermax is still weeks away. But preliminary re...

Supermax Prisons: Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading

David C. Fathi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Fathi

The ACLU has been bringing challenges to supermax prisons for over a decade, and what we've found is troubling. The official line is that these prisons are reserved for the "worst of the worst" but most states have only a few such prisoners.

Wisconsin Court Orders Prison To Give Inmate Bikini Photos

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thursday, a state appeals court told officials at a maximum security prison that they had to give an inmate photographs of women in bikinis that he or...

The Weakness of Liz Cheney

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

In the end, Liz Cheney and Keep America Safe are just a re-run of what was already tried and failed in 2008. Namely, using the veil of fear to mask an un-informed, false, and weak position.

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.

Super Max Motel

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

US prisons are only accepting kinder, gentler prisoners these days.

World's Dumbest Talking Point on Gitmo Gets Traction

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The minute Ted Kaczynski makes a run for it out of the Supermax in Colorado is the minute I'll agree that it's unsafe to bring the Gitmo detainees to the US.

Local Pride and Supermax

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The list of prisoners who have been or are presently at Supermax is quite distinguished as prison rosters go; it includes Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber," and Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber."