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Early next month, the UK will be examined by the United Nations Committee against Torture, an expert body that monitors implementation of a key human rights treaty: the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. A major focus of the review is likely to be the dire situation in prisons […]

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Pennsylvania Prison Lockdown: Public Health Crisis or Powerplay?

February 21, 2019           |                                       

Oakland Teachers Strike, Joining #RedforEd Movement on Picket Lines It’s Hard to Sue a President. Can Trump Be Defeated in Court? What Happened to the Struggle for Socialism in Latin America? Is Drilling and Fracking Waste on Your Sidewalk or in Your Pool? Pennsylvania Prison Lockdown: Public Health Crisis or Powerplay? As Racist Attacks Soar […]

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The first time she filed a sexual abuse complaint against a Rikers guard, Jane Doe told investigators from the Inspector General’s office that the man was handing out cigarettes to female inmates in exchange for oral sex. But she never heard back from them, and she figured that they hadn’t taken her seriously because she […]

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Heirs Of The Gulag? Russia's Prison System Faces Harsh Scrutiny

February 3, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW — Russian officials announced recently that the head of the IK-14 prison colony and several other officials had been dismissed after a surprise inspection revealed female convicts were being tortured and forced to work under slave-labor conditions. The news came five years after Nadezhda Toloknnikova, a Pussy Riot protest artist who served nearly two […]

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Wesley Bell was sworn into office as St. Louis County’s first black prosecutor just after midnight on New Year’s Day, and by the end of his second day on the job, he had ordered a sweeping overhaul of many of the office’s policies. Effective immediately, he wrote in a detailed interim memo, his office would no […]

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Producer and reporter Andy Mills discusses the path that led him to working in podcasts, the origin stories of The Daily and Caliphate, and why podcasts are a humanizing force in the world of contemporary journalism. How has producing podcasts allowed you to be creative? How does the platform lend itself to artists who engage […]

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Six young men who had been sentenced to lengthy adult prison terms for committing what were described as minor infractions at a southern Illinois youth correctional facility went free Friday after outgoing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, in an unannounced move, commuted their sentences. The young men, whose cases were documented in a ProPublica Illinois investigation […]

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Youth Incarceration: We Must Think Outside the (Literal) Box

December 20, 2018           |                                       

Will the Government Shut Down Over Trump’s $5 Billion Border Wall? Research Shows Affluent Americans Barely Recognize US Income Gap Youth Incarceration: We Must Think Outside the (Literal) Box Senators Try to Sneak Anti-BDS Measure Into Last-Minute Spending Bill The US Announces Plans to Withdraw Ground Troops From Syria The Texas Ruling on Obamacare Is […]

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Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it The post Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons (Pt 2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it The post Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons (Pt. 1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it The post Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons Part II appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Billboard for Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign. Almanaque Lusofonista & Creative Commons Attribution. The election of the extreme-right candidate Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil consolidates the wave of right-wing governments that have been recently dominating the politics of the region: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras.. They’re all opted for this political phenomenon. The immediate […]

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