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Some mentally ill inmates face different kind of solitary confinement

Special designations for federal inmates with the most complex psychiatric needs often result in their being kept in what is, effectively, solitary confinement – just don’t call it that. 667 more words


Tied down in solitary for years, is sick inmate a dangerous offender?

Marlene Carter is sick.

The 43-year-old’s compulsion to hurt herself is so great she’ll hurl herself, against restraints, to smack her head against whatever hard surface is closest. 789 more words


Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California Prisons

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system. 390 more words


What is it like to be a geek in a prison?

I’m a hacker who served 4.5 months of a 9 month sentence 5 years ago. I was in two jails in that time, spending the majority of the time in the second, lower security place. 1,247 more words

CEDRIC MAY: Executed By Police.

In the summer of 2009 a friend of mine was murdered by police not too far from me.

Officers pulled up on a parked car , allegedly searching for a robbery suspect in the area, and demanded, guns drawn,that the four individuals inside step out with their hands up… 508 more words


Bishop of Rochester supports amendment to Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

On 23rd July 2014 the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev James Langstaff, spoke during the Committee Stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. … 399 more words