In this edition: A man commits suicide at a central PA state prison that's currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, and racial harassment at SCI Frackville read more...
Leading human rights organizations and the family of Russell Maroon Shoats received word last month that the United Nations' leading expert on torture, Juan Mendez, will submit an inquiry into Shoats' ongoing solitary confinement at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Greene in western Pennsylvania... read more
My recent experience – of being transported from SCI-Albion to SCI-Smithfield caused me to produce the enclosed drawing and to write this letter concerning UNNECESSARY TORTURE IN TRANSIT.
In this edition: Community rallies against prison expansion at SCI Graterford, prisoners at Rockview raise their voices against solitary confinement, human rights activist sues prison staff at Forest, and more..
Another hunger strike, this one in Georgia is being waged by some of those who participated in the historic December 2010 work strike that sparked the growing wave of resistance inside the walls. Please sign the petition at this link and go to the bottom of this story from Black Agenda Reportand make some calls for those on strike.
In this edition: Prisoner Alfred Mayo’s health condition worsens; the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles; a class action lawsuit is filed against a Supermax prison in Colorado and more…
US Senate Subcommittee holds first-ever hearings on solitary: On Tuesday June 19, US Senator Durbin (D-IL) convened a hearing (click here to watch hearing) in Washington, D.C. to investigate the use and abuse of solitary confinement in America. .