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Weapons confiscated from inmates at an Alabama prison

Alabama prison Conditions Are A Human Rights Disaster

The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but houses approximately 25% of the world’s prisoners. The confinement of such a vast number of citizens would raise important moral, legal, and social questions even if these people were held in conditions that are safe, provide needed treatment for addiction and other medical concerns, are …

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The Importance of Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

ACLU Justice Tour This weekend I attended an event called ‘The Justice tour’ sponsored by the ACLU of Wisconsin. There were a number of informative panels, including one which focused on mass incarceration. The statistics regarding incarceration, and how Wisconsin evidently has the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in the nation, are staggering.   …

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Visitor Strip-Searches at Rikers Island Show How Vulnerable Inmates Are to Abuse

A recently filed lawsuit has brought to light allegations that visitors to Rikers Island prison in New York are subjected to frightening, invasive, demeaning, and against the rules searches. A number of women visiting male relatives at the prison claim that before being given access to the prison they were forced to strip naked, have …

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