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Alabama Prison Guard Bennie Ashby Calls For The Killing Of Amanda Scott

Does the Alabama Department of Corrections believe that it is appropriate to employ people who speak out in public, urging others to commit felony crimes, as Bennie Ashby has done? [...]

REDEEM Act – Needed Prison Reforms Or Coddling Criminals?

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives saw the introduction of a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill by Democrat Chaka Fattah and Republican Frank Wolf. The Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act (REDEEM Act – H.R. 5158) would:

- Reduce solitary confinement for juvenile offenders – Provide methods for both juvenile and adult nonviolent [...]

Liberation Summer Statement of Purpose

The following is the text of the Statement of Purpose of Liberation Summer, a nascent organization that aims to direct the energies of the Occupy movement to grapple with issues of imprisonment in the United States.

Liberation Summer: Statement of Purpose

Inspired by the resurgence of social movements around the world that are illuminating the [...]

Senate Votes To Let Americans Be Thrown In Prison Without Criminal Charge

Mark Udall had offered an amendment to remove this extreme and unconstitutional expansion of police powers, but the Senate voted to reject the amendment, with Democrats joining Republicans to oppose the preservation of liberty. [...]

Bill Proposes Locking Up Americans Without Criminal Charges

John McCain is proposing that the federal government be given the power to imprison its own citizens without criminal charges and without any trial. [...]

Fenris in Guantanamo

They told Fenris they would play a game with him, to see how strong he was, and Fenris agreed, and so the Aesir tied Fenris up with a magic cord made by the gnomes. “Try to get out of that, Fenris,” they said, “and if you can’t, we promise we’ll set you free.” [...]

Obama Stalls On Guantanamo Accountability

Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated. [...]

Is That White Liquid What I Think It Is?

There have been no such investigations into sexual torture by American guards in prisons in Afghanistan. The claim by Barack Obama and by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that the world already knew about what’s in the secret photographs is a blatant lie. [...]

Mitt Romney and Republican Crowd Boo at Europe

You know, it’s good every once in a while to go to a Republican Party event, because it reminds me why I am not a Republican. Take today’s sparsely-attended rally featuring Mitt Romney at the Franklin County GOP Victory Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. More like a staff meeting than a rally, with a couple [...]