Solitary confinement is a huge social injustice. A torture that has no end until the prisoner dies. It is a dark stain on society proclaiming to be democratic to subject prisoners to solitary for decades. 19 more words
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Fact: The L.A. County jail system is this country’s largest de facto mental institution.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are handled at the facility. 1,357 more words
As I type this, a delectable, carbohydrate filled pretzel bagel from Servatti’s is busy baking in the convection oven of my favorite coffee shop. Within the next minute or so that bagel will be brought out to my table and I will promptly devour it, at which point the golden brown pretzely bits of bagel will be digested, broken down into glucose, and absorbed into my bloodstream to provide my body with the fuel it needs to function. 1,413 more words