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On anniversary of hunger strike, Pelican Bay prisoners in solitary confinement...
On the one year anniversary of the end of their hunger strikes and the agreements struck with CDCR, prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California, sent an open letter to Gov. Jerry Brown expressing frustration at changes that have failed to materialize.
Lawsuit challenges solitary confinement at California prison
The Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement. The legal action is part of a larger movement to reform inhumane conditions in California prisons’ Security Housing Units (SHUs) dramatized by a 2011 hunger strike by thousands of prisoners.
Police training exchange compounds US, Israeli racism
The racism of the American “war on drugs,” especially in the South, is notorious. So is the racism faced daily by Palestinians. In Atlanta, a university program allows these two manifestations of racism to feed off each other and community activists are organizing to shut the program down.
New NYPD data shows record number of stop-and-frisks in 12-month period
New data from the New York City Police Department shows the final total of stop-and-frisks for 2008 to be a record 531,159. Over 80 percent of them were of Black and Latino New Yorkers.
Newly released NYPD data shows shocking disparity in stop-and-frisks
From 2005 to 2008, approximately 80 percent of NYPD's total stops made were of Blacks and Latinos, who are more likely to have physical force used against them than Whites.