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Palestinian Political Prisoners Suffer Intolerable Health Conditions

RAMALLAH, October 23, 2014 (WAFA) –  The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) Lawyer Shireen Nasser Thursday said that Prisoners health conditions’ are constantly deteriorating, with some awaiting critical operations for months or years. 264 more words

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"Are Prisons Necessary?" by Pëtr Kropotkin (1887)

If we take into consideration all the influences indicated in the above rapid sketch, we are bound to recognize that all of them, separately and combined together, act in the direction of rendering men who have been detained for several years in prisons less and less adapted for life in society; and that none of them, not a single one, acts in the direction of raising the in intellectual and moral faculties, of lifting man to a higher conception of life and its duties, of rendering him a better, a more human creature than he was. 6,120 more words

Essays

POPE FRANCIS ASKS FOR END TO DEATH PENALTY, LIFE SENTENCES AND INHUMAN TREATMENT IN PRISONS

What a day this has been! To say I am floored and delighted about what has happened since mid-morning is an understatement! I received an email, a news alert, with the article that AP did last week after interviewing me about the video I took last April at the Rector’s Dinner at the North American College of the dancing seminarians. 1,381 more words

Death Penalty

Looking for "Why?"

By now we know, of course, that the Ottawa shooter was a convert to Islam. Fine. I’ve said this before and I say it again here, new converts to anything tend to be the most fervent in their (incomplete understanding of their) beliefs and actions. 752 more words

News & Notes

Suicide Leading Cause of Death in Local Jails and State Prisons

Fact: Over 4,300 people died in custody of local jails and state prisons in 2012.

Fact: 31% of deaths were attributed to suicide according to Department of Justice Figures. 21 more words

Facts

Israeli Occupation Forces Detain 17 Palestinians in Overnight Raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained 17 Palestinians across the West Bank and East Jerusalem overnight Wednesday, locals and Israel’s army said.

In Salfit, Israeli troops detained Raed Abdullah Rayyan, Ibrahim Samih Asi, Aysar Samih Asi, Adam Yusuf Rayyan, Ahmad Harb Rayyan and Wahbi Mufid Rayyan after ransacking their homes. 96 more words

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