Posted by copwatch | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:04am story
Video of the hearing can be viewed or downloaded at the California state channel archives:
Look for the title “Joint Informational Hearing on Segregation Policies in California Prisons” dated October 9, 2013. It is just about four hours long, so it’s a very big file and takes a long time to download.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 10/30/2011 - 3:30pm story
Solitary confinement should be banned in most cases, UN expert says
18 October 2011 – A United Nations expert on torture today called on all countries to ban the solitary confinement of prisoners except in very exceptional circumstances and for as short a time as possible, with an absolute prohibition in the case of juveniles and people with mental disabilities.
“Segregation, isolation, separation, cellular, lockdown, Supermax, the hole, Secure Housing Unit… whatever the name, solitary confinement should be banned by States as a punishment or extortion technique,” UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez told the General Assembly’s third committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural affairs, saying the practice could amount to torture.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 07/12/2011 - 8:29pm story
A DIRECT CALL FOR A STATEWIDE WORK STRIKE
SUPPORTING THE HUNGER STRIKE
TO ABOLISH SHU POLICIES
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:35am event
We are pleased to announce that Bar None will be hosting an art show/benefit at Kyoto's Japanese Restaurant (320 F St. in Eureka) on Saturday April 2nd during Arts Alive! from 5-9 pm.
There will be sushi, wine, music, raffles, and artwork from "inside."
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 12/15/2010 - 12:09am story
In a protest that appears to be spreading through Georgia’s prison system, inmates are striking for better conditions. One interesting facet of this rare prison strike, which reaches across multiple facilities and across racial and factional lines, is the participants’ use of self-imposed lockdown to serve their own goals.