The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections claims that the recent arrest of one guard at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh sends "a strong message to everyone that the Department of Corrections does not tolerate violence in its prisons."
Over the past four years HRC has documented thousands of reports of human rights violations perpetrated by government employees and officials within the PA DOC against people entrusted to their care.
This link provides access to reports collected during this time in seven state prisons.
In this edition: An investigation into abuse at a Pittsburgh prison progresses as a guard is arrested on charges of sexual and physical assault of prisoners, the Virginia town of Chatham is dismayed to hear that Pennsylvania plans to quit paying to house prisoners there, 12,000 prisoners go on hunger strike in California, and more..
The Fall issue of The Movement (issue #12) is out: interviews with imprisoned lawyer Lynne Stewart and prison activist Craig Gilmore, George Rahsaan Brooks' report on SCI Frackville's failed Special Needs Unit, words on Georgia's murder of Troy Davis, and more-
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In this edition: An Allentown man is held in solitary confinement for whistleblowing in a sex assault case, prison guards at SCI Smithfield target a witness to a peaceful protest against abuse and race harassment, powerful corporate lobbyists write laws to create prison slave labor, and more…