Judge Orders Hundreds of Videos of Guantanamo Prisoner’s Force-Feedings to Be Preserved From Destruction

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 10:30 am

Hundreds of videos of force-feedings of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been ordered to be preserved by a United States district court judge. The judge has also ordered, for the first time, that the government halt the force-feeding of a prisoner temporarily.

 

Solitary Confinement in California Prisons: What Pelican Bay Prisoners Weren’t Allowed to Say to Legislators

By: Friday February 14, 2014 2:32 pm

California permits long-term solitary confinement of prisoners. It is one of at least eight states with prison systems where a practice that is known to cause significant psychological and physical effects is acceptable.

There has been an ongoing push to end solitary confinement in the state.

12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 11:00 am

The United States transferred the first prisoners to a US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, twelve years ago today.

Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer Addresses Why Certain Books Are Banned at the Facility

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:32 pm

It has been almost twelve years since British citizen Shaker Aamer was brought to Guantanamo Bay and imprisoned. He has been held without charge or trial, cleared for release twice, suffered torture during his confinement and been subjected to isolation for leading prisoners in challenging conditions at the detention camps. He has been a prominent participant in hunger strikes at Guantanamo as well.

Pussy Riot Member Launches Hunger Strike Protesting Prison Conditions

By: Monday September 23, 2013 6:30 pm

The women of Pussy Riot have repeatedly made their intentions clear– as artists, they view “changing the world” as an extension of their jobs. Their actions, including this current hunger strike, confirm that they’re not fucking around. This isn’t a political endorsement or an appearance in a PSA – they’re intent on uprooting the system that they’re up against.

California Prison Officials Demonize Prisoners by Claiming Hunger Strike a Part of Gang Conspiracy

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 3:25 pm

“We’re learning more about the large hunger strike going on behind bars of several California prisons,” a local radio station in Fresno, California reported yesterday. “State prison officials say the whole thing was orchestrated by prison gangs in order to sell drugs and make money.”

Obama Administration’s Perverse Defense of Genital Searches of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 4:35 pm

A federal court has restored Guantanamo Bay prison guards’ authority to conduct genital searches on Guantanamo Bay prisoners, according to the Miami Herald.

The Justice Department asked a federal court to stay an order that restricted prison guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison from conducting genital searches of prisoners before they met with their counsel or had phone calls with their counsel.

Pentagon Has CNN Interview Female Guard on How Detainees are Abusing Guards at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 3:15 pm

The Pentagon decided to have CNN interview a female guard who could talk about the “dire conditions” that guards face at the prison. “For the first time,” Lawrence said, “we’re seeing the faces of those who guard the detainees.”

One Hundred Days of Hunger Striking at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 12:45 pm

It has now been one hundred days since prisoners being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison launched a hunger strike. According to the Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg, the Pentagon says 102 prisoners are now on hunger strike, and thirty are being “tube-fed.”

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