A new law to address systemic sexual violence behind bars still fails to protect the health and rights of women who are assaulted.
Between indefinite detentions in Guantánamo and the treatment of Bradley Manning, President Obama has shown that the poisonous shards of Abu Ghraib are still with us.
Inside the secret, mostly Muslim prisons that ban virtually all contact with the outside world.
Bradley Manning is not the only person in the US held in pretrial solitary confinement. For many facing terrorism charges, it has become standard procedure.
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?