An element of the criminal justice system in the United States is that children are often sentenced to life without parole. This is not an uncommon event. 817 more words
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by Matthew MacEgan
On Tuesday, Juan Méndez, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, accused the United States government of refusing him access to Guantánamo Bay and other federal prisons, where he wishes to investigate the use of solitary confinement. 647 more words
Austerity is a lie.
We have plenty of money.
The problem is that it is being gambled on Wall Street, instead of being invested on Main Street. 764 more words
Pressure is mounting on Canada’s correctional service to get rid of the practice of isolating prisoners for lengthy periods of time. In recent weeks, two lawsuits have been filed challenging “administrative segregation” as unconstitutional. 721 more words
this morning (tuesday 27th), 8.45-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …
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“President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina has said she will disband Argentina’s intelligence service, after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her.