Communication Management Units: BOP’s Lack of Process Allows for Targeting of Muslims, Political Speech

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 4:07 pm

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which has brought a lawsuit on behalf of prisoners placed in restrictive prison units known as Communications Management Units (CMUs), has revealed documentation that shows for the first time how people are designated for placement in CMUs, what they are told by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) when placed [...]

Environmental Activist, Prosecuted as If He Was Terrorist, Was Held in Isolation for Political Speech

By: Monday April 1, 2013 5:42 pm

An environmental activist, who was prosecuted by the Justice Department for engaging in acts the department considers to be terrorism, has found out through a lawsuit of which he is a plaintiff that he was transferred to a prison in Marion, Illinois, and held in isolation for his political speech. Daniel McGowan, who had a [...]

ELF Activist Daniel McGowan Released After 7 Years in “Little Guantanamo”

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Earth Liberation Front activist Daniel McGowan, who was the subject of last year’s Oscar-nominated documentary “If A Tree Falls,”┬áhas been released from federal prison after seven years. McGowan was one of a dozen underground environmental and animal rights activists with the ELF and its sister movement, the Animal Liberation Front, who were swept up in [...]

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