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ICNA CSJ Commends President Obama’s Executive Order to Ban Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

Date: January 28, 2016 | Categories: Press,

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Council for Social Justice In a recent Washington Post op-ed, President Obama explained the reasoning behind his Executive Order to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles stating: “Research suggests that solitary confinement has the potential to lead to devastating, lasting psychological consequences. It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a …

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FOIA Request Shows Thousands Have Been Held Inside Secret US Prison, Homan Square

Date: August 13, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: The Free Thought Project After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department (CPD), The Guardian has discovered over 3,600 people have been detained at a secure facility known as Homan Square. Notorious for allegedly denying access to defense attorneys and committing human rights abuses, the officers at this CIA-style black site have been …

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Mass imprisonment policy in US begets more crime – study

Date: July 27, 2015 | Categories: News, Resource, Structural Racism,

Source: RT.COM The mass incarceration policy in America over the last 40 years has created more problems than it has solved. The longer the term served, the higher the rate of reconvicted felons, a new study reveals. The research from University of Michigan economics professor, Michael Mueller-Smith, has proven that prison terms don’t rehabilitate a criminal and turn them into …