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Prisons are failing to protect vulnerable children: The death of Jake Hardy is one that we cannot ignore

Note, October 2014

Earlier this year, I represented the family of Jake Hardy at the inquest into his death.  They are, without question, some of the most courageous people I’ve had the privilege of acting for.   918 more words

Human Rights

History of the Walls Unit

On November 5th at 3pm in the Thomason Room, SHSU Special Collections will be hosting a talk by Jim Willet, Former Warden of the Walls Unit and Director of the Texas Prison Museum. 144 more words

Sam Houston State University

Alternatives to rape culture begin with feminism

Most of us are tired of hearing about Jian Ghomeshi. I am. This is not about him, though it’s partly inspired by responses to what I wrote… 1,088 more words


October 30th Summary

Warner Cable News- Rikers Island to receive grant for reducing inmate self harm

The Oklahoman- Lawmakers can’t have it both ways on corrections- An excellent op-ed covering the frustration of what happens when political will fails to take up a suggestion for how to address issues in the correctional system. 124 more words

Incarceration Reform

Father Raymond J. de Souza: America’s justice system gone mad

Newark, N.J. — While rambling along the New Jersey Transit system, I overheard two strangers fall into conversation — a young black woman and middle-aged white man. 784 more words

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9 Events That Created the Environment for America's Emerging Police State | Alternet

 The August 19 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the protests that followed have focused attention on the militarization of police in the United States. 955 more words

Human Rights Abuses

Arizona Agrees to Settlement to Improve Prison Health Care, Limit Use of Solitary Confinement | Solitary Watch

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Prison Law Office and their co-counsel on behalf of more than 33,000 people held in state prisons. 198 more words