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Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, are a great many of America’s domestic prisons also beyond the rule of law?
Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, a great many of America’s domestic prisons also routinely abuse inmates and in actual practice are often beyond the rule of law.
Across the US, the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence while they're inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.
The era of "Lock 'em up and throw away the key" seems, slowly, to be drawing to a close.
Villagers and human rights officials accuse the United States military of torturing suspects in hidden detention centers.
Incarcerated women have achieved a string of victories against inhumane treatment in childbirth. But what about access to healthcare for all pregnant women in prison, not just those in labor?
It is manifestly barbarous that children should be tossed into jail for life.
Would Illinois rather keep an innocent man behind bars than admit a mistake?
Come out of the closet about your drug use; hire a formerly incarcerated person; vote for politicians who are smart on crime.
Will the recession bring the justice-system reforms that progressives have long supported?
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