Monthly Archives: December 2014

prison violence

“A damning indictment of an unsafe, overcrowded system”, Nicki Jameson on the 2013-2014 report into prisons in England and Wales

“… On 10 October 2014, the prison population in England and Wales was 84,485. The imprisonment rate of England and Wales is 149 per 100,000 of the population; in Scotland it is 147 per 100,000. This does not include those held in police stations, immigration detention centres or secure mental hospitals. Twenty years ago, the…


Seventy Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike demanding an end to Israel’s solitary confinement policies.

… More than thirty detainees have been recently moved into solitary confinement, in cold cells that lack the basic requirements for human use. Forcing the detainees into solitary confinement is an illegal, vindictive and punitive measure,” the detainees said, “Solitary confinement is like graves for the living; we call for urgent and serious measures to…

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