Posts Tagged ‘prisons’

State of emergency declared in Ecuador’s prisons after 116 die in riot

Officials said at least five of the dead in the riot at Litoral penitentiary in Guayaquil were beheaded. A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador’s prison system, after more than 100 people died in a battle among gang members in a coastal prison. The country’s president Guillermo Lasso declared the emergency on Wednesday, […]

Covid Funds Spent On Police And Prisons

The health and financial impacts of the covid pandemic have been enormous. More than 42 million people have been infected and 679,000 have died in this country. Individuals, businesses and every level of government have suffered as they lost income and revenue. Many workers are unemployed and certain sectors of the economy still suffer disproportionately. […]

Breaking Out of “Israeli” Prisons Is Not A Rarity!

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Donald Trump: Countries ‘Emptying Their Prisons’ into U.S. Thanks to Biden’s Open Border

Former President Donald Trump blasted President Joe Biden on Saturday for leaving the nation’s southern border “wide open.” Trump said during his rally in Cullman, Alabama: In a matter of mere months, Biden has thrown our southern border wide open. When I left office, we handed the new administration the most secure border in U.S. history […]

Scheer Intelligence: Prisons Enable America’s Obscene Wealth

Above photo: Eddie Conway. J.M. Giordano/City Paper. On this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” prisoner-turned-journalist Eddie Conway talks about how the immorally cheap labor of those caught in the prison industrial complex is the shame of the U.S. economy. The story of Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a military veteran and former Black Panther who was imprisoned for 43 […]

Rather Than Pay Fairer Wages, Businesses Look To Prisons

[embedded content] Above Photo: Inmates provided by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office fill sandbags for distribution to local residents at Mitchell Ellington Park in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias. The storm is forecast to approach the coast of Florida as a Category 1 storm and then parallel the Atlantic coast as it moves […]

Transgender Prisons: Inmate Reported Pregnant After California Law Allows Men Housed with Women

Radical feminist group Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) reported on Twitter this week “at least one woman, possibly more,” has become pregnant in the wake of a new California law that forces women in prisons to be housed with men claiming to identify as women. California law forcing women prisoners to be housed with biological males […]

New novel tells story of a disease inspector helping Jews in Nazi prisons

 Every time I finish reviewing a book about the Holocaust, I resolve, “Never again.” I will not relive, at least in my imagination, the horrors of the ultimate Jewish – or human – nightmare, ever again. And then some publisher throws a book through the transom. Maybe it’s my ever-growing senility, perhaps I’m a secret […]

Smart Cities: Digital Prisons of The Great Reset

The push for a “Smart City” future is being engineered by international organizations like the World Economic Forum, the architects of The Great Reset. (This is part 2 of our Smart Cities investigation. Please read part 1, UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF INNOVATION ZONES AND SMART CITIES, to better understand the dangers of Smart Cities and […]

Prisons Prime Testing Ground For Dehumanizing Hi-Tech ‘Advances’

Prisons Prime Testing Ground For Dehumanizing Hi-Tech ‘Advances’ Above photo: Anthony Plant reads from a tablet at his bunk at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, in Concord, N.H. Charles Krupa | AP. A new form of exploitation, known as “stakeholder capitalism,” is already being tested in many places around the world. Prisons are […]

Joe Biden Ending Contracts with Private Prisons Holding Foreign Convicts

President Joe Biden is reinstating an Obama era-policy to phase out the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) contracts with a handful of privately-managed prisons that almost entirely hold foreign nationals convicted of federal crimes. Billed as a “racial equity” initiative by the White House, Biden will ask the BOP not to renew their contracts with 11 […]

COVID cases peak in Israeli prisons as minister refuses to vaccinate inmates

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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 AL.com. 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 […]

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