Posts tagged "Prison"
California Legislature Votes to Restrict Sterilization of Prison Inmates

California Legislature Votes to Restrict Sterilization of Prison Inmates

The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown's signature. If he does not sign it within 12 days, it will go into effect by default.
Stop The Madness: On Treating Women Prisoners With Dignity

Stop The Madness: On Treating Women Prisoners With Dignity

Women in prison are still people - and they shouldn't have to endure shackling during childbirth and forced sterilization just because they committed a crime.
Massachusetts Governor Issues Emergency Regulations Banning Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

Massachusetts Governor Issues Emergency Regulations Banning Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed emergency regulations last week banning the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women.
Report Shows Increase in Officer-on-Inmate Sexual Assault in US Prisons

Report Shows Increase in Officer-on-Inmate Sexual Assault in US Prisons

A new report issued by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that allegations of rape and sexual assault by prison inmates are increasing, and that 49 percent of the alleged crimes involve correctional officers.
Trans* Activist CeCe McDonald Released Early From Men's Prison

Trans* Activist CeCe McDonald Released Early From Men’s Prison

CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman, was sentenced to 41 months in a men's prison in July 2012 for defending herself from a hate crime. On Monday, she was released early.
UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement

UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement

"The circumstances of the incarceration of the so-called Angola Three clearly show that the use of solitary confinement in the US penitentiary system goes far beyond what is acceptable under international human rights law," said Mendez.
The Invisible 6 Million

The Invisible 6 Million

Nearly 6 million people in the United States will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming presidential election for one reason. As the November election nears, voting rights have become an important topic of conversation. From photo ID requirements to early voting restrictions, the negative effects of barriers to voting are being foreseen, not...
Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Receives 11 Year Sentence

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Receives 11 Year Sentence

Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian Human Rights lawyer, received an 11 year prison sentence. Sotoudeh was arrested in September and went to trial on November 15 for allegedly acting against state security, assembling, and collusion with intent to disrupt national security. She was also charged for working with the Center for Human Rights Defenders, which was...