‘A Challenge Against Insanity’: Texas & the Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Prisons

By: Tuesday February 10, 2015 5:14 pm

Inmates locked up in solitary confinement in Texas remain in those confinement conditions for an average of four years. Over 100 Texas prisoners have spent more than 20 years in solitary confinement. The state also holds at least 2,012 people with mental illness in isolation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. In [...]

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Released from Prison: Here’s His Final ‘Letter from Loretto’

By: Wednesday February 4, 2015 9:30 am

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou has been released from the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He checked into a halfway house on February 3 and then went home to be with his family and serve the remaining 86 days of his sentence on house arrest. And, to mark his departure from the facility, he penned [...]

Notes on Civil Liberties for August 29

By: Monday August 29, 2011 11:30 pm

Here’s the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues—and, also, WikiLeaks. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email [email protected] Justice Department posts findings showing Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitations Department (MDCR) has engaged in pattern of constitutional violations. The Department found it violates prisoners’ constitutional [...]

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 20

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 6:55 pm

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email [email protected] US State Embassy cables show Thailand is a refuge for fugitives. The New York Times reports on a March 2009 cable that reads, “Thailand has [...]

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