Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment

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Source: ABC News ABC News’s Dan Harris voluntarily spends 48 hours in a tiny cell at the Denver County Jail. Prisoners forced to live in solitary can suffer mental breakdowns and claustrophobia. Some critics claim when a prisoner is denied social interaction, it is “legalized torture.” The video is below in three parts. Part 1: Solitary Confinement: No Way Out of the

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American Inmates Released After Decades in Prison

CLEVELAND, OH - March 1: Ricky Jackson stands for a portrait in the snow outside of his apartment on March 1, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jackson, America's longest-serving wrongfully convicted prisoner, served 39 years and was released through the help of the Ohio Innocence Project. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor

Source: Channel4.com As they stood to leave the court, one, Derrick Wheatt, thumped his chest, tears streaming down his cheeks. Mothers, sisters, nephews, and brothers stood tearfully almost unable to believe that twenty years after their convictions, the East Cleveland Three would be released. Also in the courtroom that day were lawyers and law students from the Ohio Innocence Project,

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The numbers are staggering: US is ‘world leader’ in child poverty

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Source: Rawstory.com America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent. Financier and CEO Peter Schiff said, “People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy.” The 16 million kids on food stamps know what it’s like to go

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280 Muslim Delegates Lobby Congress on ‘Historic’ First National Muslim Advocacy Day

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Source: CAIR.COM (A short video of the event is available at the bottom of this page) Some 280 delegates from more than 20 states met today with elected officials and congressional staffers during the “historic” first-ever National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national

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​ICNA Condemns Violent Attack on Kenyan University

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America condemns the Thursday attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, in which 147 individuals were murdered and dozens wounded. According to media reports Al-Shabab militants stormed the educational institution and opened fire on students. Those who were identified as Christian were particularly targeted. “This unacceptable action is at odds with Islamic

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ICNA Condemns Attacks on Christian Churches in Pakistan

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today condemning the suicide bombings outside Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan that killed 15 people and injured more than 70. “ICNA is appalled by these bombings,” said Naeem Baig, President of ICNA. He also stated: “We urge the Pakistani government to bring the perpetrators to justice. We

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Why Solitary Confinement is Modern Day Torture

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Source: Fusion’s Youtube Page As of 2013, there were 80,000 men and women in solitary confinement in the United States, some of them as young as 14 years old. In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the psychological and physical trauma suffered by those forced to spend 22-24 hours a day alone — sometimes for arbitrary reasons, like

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United Statement Against the Criminalisation of Islam in UK

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Source: Islam21c.com Muslim community rejects the State’s criminalisation of Islām and condemns moves to silence legitimate critique and dissent This joint statement expresses a position with respect to the ongoing demonisation of Muslims in Britain, their values as well as prominent scholars, speakers and organisations. We, the undersigned Imāms, Sheikhs, advocates, activists, community leaders, community organisations and student bodies of

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BORDC Executive Director Arrested For Questioning the Government

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Source: BORDC.ORG Washington, DC –– Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), was arrested on Thursday, February 26, 2015 after a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Joining CODEPINK activists who protested during the hearing, Buttar approached Clapper after the hearing concluded to ask a question about America’s separate systems of justice. Buttar

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Tampa Students Disrupt FBI Recruitment

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Source: fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On March 10, members of Tampa Students for a Democratic Society disrupted an FBI recruiting event at the University of South Florida (USF). The FBI claimed the event was part of Women’s History Month, their goal being to recruit young women as agents of repression. The FBI continues to threaten important women leaders such as Assata

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