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Torturing prisoners in response to a horrifying act doesn’t make us even. It just means that more horrifying acts have – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

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Mentally Ill in Solitary: 'We're Not Addressing the Problem, We’re Making it Worse'

We ussualy don’t reblog mainstream media but for this article we made an exception. Kristopher’s mother, Gemma Pena asked us to spread this article about her son. 2,816 more words

#OTD in 1978 – The European Court of Human Rights made its ruling on the case of alleged ill-treatment of internees during 1971.

In 1971 the Hillside Singers, in a song designed to inspire worldwide unity, sang of how they’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony; apparently the inspiration for the song came from the writers’ experiences while delayed at Ireland’s Shannon Airport. 545 more words

Irish History

Writing prompt #5 - Blood is a prison

Writing prompt #5 – Captive

Ezras paced around the small tower room. He went to the door and tried it, but it remained locked. He kicked the door a few times but it remained stubbornly intact and the only thing he did was bruise his foot. 843 more words


Pvt. James A. Coburn, Co. K, 38th New York Infantry, On the Battle, Wounding, and Imprisonment

Letter from a Volunteer, Prisoner at Richmond.

Richmond, Aug. 4th, ’61.

My Dear Wife: — It has been some time now since I have had an opportunity of letting you know where I am. 549 more words


Exactly what gets a book banned from prisons, in one US state’s spreadsheet

Last week, following a public outcry, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would suspend a pilot program that would have severely restricted books in state prisons and left 50,000 inmates in veritable information darkness. 961 more words

Alfred Edgar Sims

The brother of Charles, featured yesterday, Alfred was born in Wolverhampton in 1888. In 1901, he was not living with his family, but was a boarder at Wolverhampton Grammar School in Compton Road. 159 more words

Men Who Served