Posts Tagged ‘prisons’

Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons

Above photo: Cars that drove by Bergen County jail honked their horns in support of protesters and detainees on Dec. 1. Rowaida Abdelaziz. The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each  jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a […]

U.K. Judge Rules American Prisons “Too Inhumane” to Extradite Imprisoned Journalist Assange

Julian Assange Can’t Be Extradited to US, UK Judge RulesPosted: 04 Jan 2021 05:09 AM PSTIn a historic ruling that some say could help protect press freedoms in the US, a British judge has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can’t be extradited to the US.The New York Times described the ruling as “…a major victory against the […]

Alabama Prisons Are On Strike

Above photo: From Occupied Muscogee Creek / Cherokee / Yuchi / Choctaw / Shawnee / Chickasaw land – As of Jan. 1, 2021, incarcerated workers in Alabama’s odious prison system are on strike!  Led by the Free Alabama Movement, incarcerated workers throughout the state of Alabama have put down their work tools and refused […]

Prisons And Jails Are COVID-19 Super-Spreaders

By Marc Norton, Popular Resistance. January 1, 2021 Above photo: March, 2020. A prisoner at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, shown, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times. Give Prisoners the Vaccine Now. Inmates in federal prisons, state prisons and local jails should be in the first cohort of […]

Once home to one of Latin America’s most notorious prisons, San Lucas is now a tourist paradise

In Costa Rica, the dismal prison island of San Lucas has been transformed into a tourist paradise with a natural park and wild beaches. Not far from the coast of the Gulf of Nicoya, on the Pacific coast, the island of San Lucas was until now notorious for its prison which operated from 1873 until […]

For Some, Homes And Neighborhoods Are Now Digital Prisons

 Authors Maya Schenwar and Vikki Law argue that many alternatives to incarceration follow the same model of oppression as physical prisons. Eddie Conway: Welcome to this episode of Rattling The Bars. I’m Eddie Conway, your host, coming to you from Baltimore. Recently, there has been a new book out by two authors that has […]

Is Burning Prisons The New Knocking Down Confederate Statues?

Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Washington, a construction site where a youth detention center was being built burned to the ground. The King County juvenile detention facility is assumed to have been set ablaze by some of the thousands of Seattle demonstrators who marched in protest to both the federal government terrorizing it’s neighboring city of Portland, […]

Israeli Supreme Court says no social distancing necessary in prisons

The Latest: 12,412 Palestinians testing positive for COVID-19; 10,018 in the West Bank; 75 in Gaza 73 Palestinians have died of COVID-19 related causes 59,475 Israelis testing positive for COVID-19; 448 deaths Israelis and Palestinians are now three weeks into a virulent second coronavirus wave and the higher rates of infection are leading to worries […]

Israeli Supreme Court: Prisons not mandated to enforce social distancing

The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled against a petition demanding that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) implement social distancing orders in the Gilboa prison, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in the prison.  Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights filed the petition on behalf of the families of two Palestinian prisoners who […]

Psych drug use skyrockets in U.S. prisons

(Natural News) Psychiatric drug use is rising throughout the country, and one segment of the population where the increase has been particularly sharp is among inmates. In fact, the number of California prisoners who take psychotropic drugs has risen by 25 percent in just five years. Now, one fifth of the state’s […]

Apparently the “Solution” to Mass Shootings Is to Turn Schools Into Prisons

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Governor Rick Scott’s proposals include: “— $450 million to put a law enforcement officer in every public school, and 1 officer for every 1,000 students by 2018 school year… “— Increased Safe Schools funding to provide metal detectors, bulletproof glass, steel doors. Safety plans would be required before money […]

While Prisons Ban Reading Material, Unsearched Guards Walk in With Real Contraband

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Prisons in New York state are rolling out a program that will ban most reading material and end inmate care packages from families. The program is currently being tested at three state prisons, but plans to implement the directive at all 54 of the state’s correctional facilities are aiming for a […]

War on the Poor: Jeff Sessions Rescinds Legal Doc That Ended Debtors’ Prisons

By Rachel Blevins In addition to his “War on Cannabis,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently revealed that he is also in favor of a “War on Poverty,” when he rescinded a legal guidance document that was meant to end illegal debtors’ prisons. While debtors’ prisons are labeled as institutions to keep people from […]

Parliament pursuing conditions of Iranians held in foreign prisons: MP

Tasnim– Rapporteur of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini expressed concern about the appalling conditions of some nationals held in foreign prisons and said the commission is seriously pursuing their cases. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Naqavi Hosseini said that one of the missions of any delegation […]

US Government Caught Operating Floating Black Site Prisons, Torturing People in International Waters

By Matt Agorist The war on drugs has produced the vilest police state one can imagine. From secret black site prisons—operating in Chicago—with no due process, to midnight raids in which babies faces are blown off by police grenades, attempting to stop Americans from self-medicating has proven to be a disastrous failure. Now, however, […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Private Prisons

Above Photo: Flickr/ Brittany Hogan Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us breakthrough. Highest Court Rejects Private Prisons’ Petition to Limit Release of Government Documents Oct. 10. New York, NY – Today, the Supreme Court denied a petition by private […]

The imprisonment of 300 Palestinian minors in the Zionist prisons

The imprisonment of 300 Palestinian minors in the Zionist prisons Recent polls shows an increase in the number of Palestinian children arrested by Zionist security forces. According to the Palestinian Information Center, the Zionists has intensified the arrest of Palestinian children in the West Bank over the last few months, in particular the cities of […]

Israel’s prisons won’t break us, says jailed Palestinian-French activist

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 20 September 2017 As French government stays silent, activists are stepping up efforts to demand Israel release Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri (via Facebook) Israeli occupation authorities have confirmed the detention without charge or trial for six months of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri. A researcher with prisoners […]

Israel’s prisons won’t break us, says jailed Palestinian-French activist

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 20 September 2017 As French government stays silent, activists are stepping up efforts to demand Israel release Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri (via Facebook) Israeli occupation authorities have confirmed the detention without charge or trial for six months of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri. A researcher with prisoners […]

Plantations Were Prisons

Robert H. King and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 are issuing a call to everybody concerned about the human rights of US prisoners: “We know the economic situation for African Americans, other minority communities, and poor whites is very difficult. However, if there is any way possible for you to get to the Millions […]

U.S. Prisons (slave labour gulags) are shielded from public view on purpose

Heather Ann Thompson on Prison Access ‘Today, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. With over 2.3 million men and women living behind bars, our imprisonment rate is the highest it’s ever been in U.S. history. And yet, our criminal justice system has failed on every count: public safety, […]

The children of Nabi Saleh in Israeli prisons: a conversation with Bassem Tamimi

The demonstrations in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh began in December of 2009. The villagers have been protesting against the theft of a local spring by the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, but it has also been a battle against the Occupation in general. The Israeli authorities have responded to the protests […]

Yemen’s ousted govt pledges to probe alleged torture at prisons run by ally UAE

The government of president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was overthrown by Houthi rebels in 2015 and turned to Saudi Arabia for military help to quash them. The two-year war for power in Yemen has taken a great humanitarian toll on the country, which remains under a Saudi blockade. The United Arab Emirates are part of the […]

UN Alarmed By Condition of 1,500 Hunger-Striking Palestinians In Israeli Prisons

Hunger Strike The top United Nations human rights official yesterday urged Israel to improve conditions for Palestinians prisoners, especially the more than 1,500 whose hunger-strike had entered its 38th day. The strike followed a call by Marwan Barghouthi, a senior Fatah member, for a protest against solitary confinement, detention conditions and the Israeli policy of […]

45,493 Foreign-Born Criminals Held in Federal Prisons

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Palestinian girl sentenced to 10 years in Israeli prisons

Israeli court sentenced on Wednesday morning Palestinian girl Malak Salman, 17, from Jerusalem to ten years in prison. The Palestinian girl, who has been inside Israeli jails since February 2, 2016, was indicted with carrying a knife and trying to kill Israelis. Head of Prisoners’ Families Committee in Jerusalem Amjad abu-Asab criticised the ruling of […]

Prisons Of Pleasure Or Pain: Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ Vs. Orwell’s ‘1984’

Source: Uncola via Definition of UTOPIA 1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place 2: a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions 3:   an impractical scheme for social improvement   Definition of DYSTOPIA 1: an imaginary place where […]

Science Orgs Again Urge Congress To Take Climate Change Seriously

Print Friendly Above Photo: Rep. Lamar Smith, left, who has led many of Congress’ efforts to question climate science, speaks with John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Credit: Getty Images The letter, signed by many major American groups, pushes back against climate denial and calls for policy solutions to […]

Why is EU anti-Semitism chief smearing solidarity?

David Cronin Lobby Watch 20 June 2016 Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU’s anti-Semitism coordinator (right), with pro-Israel lobbyist Arsen Ostrovsky. (via Twitter) Has a senior European Union official been smearing the Palestine solidarity movement based on hearsay? A few days ago, I learned that Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU’s anti-Semitism coordinator, felt that comments she […]

Crying Over Spilled Milk: Authoritarianism in Schools and the Criminalization of Children

In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. This charge could impinge Turk’s record which could also lead to further […]

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