America’s hidden world : some 100.000 people in the U.S. are held in solitary confinement on any given day (Video)
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America’s hidden world : some 100.000 people in the U.S. are held in solitary confinement on any given day (Video)

Source : Solitary Watch Solitary Voices: Journalists and Advocates Uncover a Dark Corner of the U.S. Criminal Justice System by Jean Casella, May 17, 2018 Al Jazeera English’s media show, “The Listening Post,” has a feature on the challenges that journalists and advocates have faced exposing solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails—a hidden world…

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Younous Chekkouri, a Moroccan national : “NO life after 13 years in Guantanamo” (Articles by Sudarsan Raghavan and Andy Worthington)

(photo Africahotnews.com) Long after his release, an ex-detainee struggles with Guantanamo’s torturous clutches SOURCE By Sudarsan Raghavan April 25 SAFI, Morocco — His days in captivity inside the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he said he endured different forms of torture, are long over. If only the memories were, too. Three years after his release,…

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THE ABUSE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN EGYPT’S PRISONS AMOUNTS TO TORTURE (Amnesty international)

(photo Amnesty international report) With torture rife and prison conditions falling far short of the international minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners, there is a human rights crisis in Egypt’s prisons. Prisoners are subjected to overcrowding, a lack of sufficient nutritious food, bedding and minimum hygiene and water and sanitation standards,and poor ventilation and…

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The return of colonial times : UK to build prison in Nigeria. Le retour du bagne : la Grande -Bretagne va construire une prison au Nigeria

  (photo 7 mois au Bagne, Berryer. Editions www.lesmoyensdubord.org avec en postface l’interview de Jean-Marc Mahy par Luk Vervaet) Lire en français : Africapostnews (photo : Kirikiri prison in Lagos, TheCityPulseNews.com ) UK to build prison wing in Lagos to transfer Nigerian prisoners (SOURCE) Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will build a new wing at Kirikiri…

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Meet former political prisoners Rasmea Odeh (Palestine) and Dhoruba Bin Wahad (Black Panther Party), and Charlotte Kates (Samidoun) in Gent (Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7.30pm)

An exceptional event during the Eye on Palestine Festival in Gent (18-24 February 2018) under the theme : “Imprisonment and Solidarity in Palestine and beyond” will gather together Rasmea Odeh, Dhoruba Bin-Wahad and Charlotte Kates in a panel. Moderated by Luk Vervaet. An event not to miss ! Venue: Foyer De Expeditie, Dok Noord 4F,…

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Mouvement national des surveillants après une agression à la prison de Vendin-le-Vieil : « Blocage », par Bernard Bolze

Photo : humanite.fr – Edito Prison Insider janvier 2018 SOURCE  Blocage Près de 4 000 agressions physiques contre des surveillants ont été comptabilisées en 2017. Un peu moins de onze par jour. Comme 4 000 gouttes d’eau. La dernière vient de faire déborder le vase. Des surveillants fâchés, excédés, ou simplement inquiets, choisissent de bloquer…

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Solitary confinement and suicides in Italian Prisons (Extract from Antigone : Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture Concerning Italy Nov 2017 – Dec 2017

  (Extract from Antigone : Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture Concerning Italy 62th Session 06 Nov 2017 – 06 Dec 2017) With the support of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Read the full report on prison-insider.com   Solitary confinement Solitary confinement is regulated by Article 33 of the penitentiary law and by…

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« Le modèle des prisons supermax est en train de se généraliser au monde entier », Eliane Martinez de Prison Insider dans le magazine Imagine.

“… Les Etats-Unis, pays riche, développé, et particulièrement répressif, qui concentre 20% de la population carcérale planétaire, ont choisi de placer leurs détenus dangereux à l’isolement complet. Un prétendu modèle pour le futur. Dans les prisons supermax, pour « super maximum security », les détenus, qui font l’objet d’une surveillance continue de la part des gardiens, ne…

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