La vie comme peine de mort : Djokhar Tsarnaev dans une prison décrite comme l’enfer sur terre

   SOURCE   Condamné à mort pour les attentats de Boston, Djokhar Tsarnaev, 21 ans, vit désormais à l’isolement dans une prison américaine ultra-sécurisée, décrite par certains comme l’enfer sur terre. La prison fédérale de sécurité maximale de Florence (ADX), unique aux Etats-Unis, abrite dans une zone désertique montagneuse du Colorado (ouest) des condamnés pour…


European Parliament to investigate CIA’s torture and rendition operations in EU (11 February 2015)

By Victoria Parsons SOURCE The European Parliament today voted to investigate the extent of the CIA’s detention, torture and rendition programme in EU countries. The decision comes two months after the US Senate intelligence committee published a redacted summary of its six year investigation into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme. The European Parliament’s committees on civil liberties, foreign affairs and human…

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A Solitary Failure: The Waste, Cost and Harm of Solitary confinement (Report by the American Civil Liberties Union))

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) confines 4.4 percent of its prison population in solitary confinement. Texas locks more people in solitary-confinement cells than twelve states house in their entire prison system. On average, prisoners remain in solitary confinement for almost four years; over one hundred Texas prisoners have spent more than twenty years…

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“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…

Greece death in prison

Police at Nigrita Prison, in northern Greece, beat to death Ilia Kareli, an Albanian inmate held in solitary confinement.

Amnesty Pans Greece’s Treatment of Migrants The murder by police of an Albanian prison inmate highlights a culture of impunity, racism, violence and ill-treatment of migrants in Greece, a new Amnesty International report says… Read article here   Amnesty International : “Greece: A law unto themselves: A culture of abuse and impunity in the Greek…

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Rotterdam conference 9 October 2014 : Supermax prisons in the Netherlands and abroad

Date: Thursday October 9, 2014 Time: 9 a.m – 5 p.m. with drinks afterwards Intended audience: legal scholars, behavioral scientists, practitioners etc. Costs: the conference is free Organization: Erasmus School of Law, Departments of Criminal Law and Criminology, Research Program Monitoring Safety and Security Location: M-building (Forumzaal M3-15), Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, campus Woudestein, Burgemeester Oudlaan…

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Human Rights Watch Report 21 July 2014 : Illusion of justice (on extreme isolation endured by terrorism suspects)

“….Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, more than 500 people, or about 40 cases a year, have been prosecuted in federal courts on terrorism charges. As of October, Human Rights Watch said, U.S. prisons held 475 people indicted in connection with or convicted of terrorism or terrorism-related offenses. Of those serving sentences, the report…

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