Monthly Archives: November 2010

The American Prisoner and the International Human Rights Day Dilemma

Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) will call attention to International Human Rights Day, by sending cards to hundreds of prisoners at the Adult Correctional Institutions and around the country.  On Thursday, December 2nd, the Behind the Walls Prison … Continue reading

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National Anti-Prison Groups Call to Action: December 10th

December 10, 2010 marks the next International Human Rights Day. We have seen the State systematically expand the Prison-Industrial Complex (PIC) as part of its larger efforts to further enrich the elite at the expense of communities and individuals both … Continue reading

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Another Innocent Man Put to Death in Texas

The Texas Observer uncovers the unanswered plea for DNA testing by the Texas court system and the Governor Bush administration.  Turns out, the one piece of evidence (a hair) does not match Claude Jones, executed in 2000. This follows the … Continue reading

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Tell Senator Whitehouse: “Just Say No” on DEA Appointee

During tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will have the opportunity to weigh in, and block, Obama’s appointment of Michele Leonhart as Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency.  Leonhart has served as interim director and is particularly known for … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Calls for Proof: Is Prison System Racist?

The 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals court has reversed course and upheld Washington state’s ban on voting by prison inmates.  The ruling came last week in a case that challenged the ban under the Voting Rights Act, claiming it … Continue reading

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Love the Warrior. Hate the War!

Last year I brought attention to the number of vets fighting substance abuse issues and filling prisons at rates far surpassing the Vietnam Vet era.  America still hasn’t seemed to grasped the collateral damage we are doing to our warriors and … Continue reading

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International Human Rights Day 2010

On December 10th, people from around the world will be taking a look at the need to imprison people and strip them of their rights. America is the global leader of incarceration, with certain corporations earning billions of dollars from … Continue reading

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