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Thomas Deegan Denied Parole, Held in Solitary

Phil Hudok at Hudok.info reports the following unsettling news about Thomas Deegan, whose quest for parole was recently posted here. Please continue to maintain contact with Thomas through letters, and continue to let the prison and court system know he has supporters.  1,923 more words

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Our government's commitment to for-profit prisons wants to lock up more mothers and children

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is striking deals with private prison companies to lock up a “guaranteed minimum” of mothers with their children in euphemistically-termed family detention centers.

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Crime

N-Map Success Story: Fahd Ghazy Released from Guantánamo after 14 Years of Unlawful Detention

By Jessie Landerman, N-Map Project Manager

While Fahd and his family look to the future, I cannot help but reflect on how cruel his detention was and marvel at how Fahd preserved his humanity throughout. 740 more words

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Sometimes Justice Needs a Good Memory-- And a Long Arm

The Central American University (UCA) campus is an oasis of calm in the bustle of San Salvador. One night in 1989 that calm was shattered when six members of its faculty, all Jesuit priests, and their housekeeper and her daughter became the victims of a political assassination. 666 more words

John Denvir

Effects of Solitary Confinement

The New York Times added this video summary which was part of a series of interviews the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) conducted with the plaintiffs of the Ashker v. 25 more words

Todd Ashker

GTMO: Our Nation’s Disgrace

New Guantánamo Habeas Case Breaks Legal Ground

In our efforts to do everything possible to close Guantánamo, CCR has taken on another new case. Muhammadi Davliatov was detained in 2002, never charged with any crime, and cleared for release in 2009. 279 more words

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