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Prisoners at Supermax Ohio Penitentiary Begin Hunger Strike

Prisoners at Supermax Ohio Penitentiary Begin Hunger Strike to Protest 17+ Year Solitary Confinement Four prisoners in the supermax Ohio State Penitentiary have launched a hunger strike to protest what they call their harsh mistreatment under solitary confinement. The prisoners—Bomani … Continue reading

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Outlawed, Cellphones Are Thriving in Prisons

NY TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/us/03prisoners.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all Outlawed, Cellphones Are Thriving in Prisons By KIM SEVERSON and ROBBIE BROWN Published: January 2, 2011 ATLANTA — A counterfeiter at a Georgia state prison ticks off the remaining days of his three-year sentence on his Facebook … Continue reading

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NYS DOCS and Motor Vehicles Open Cost-Saving Call Center at Women’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

David A. Paterson, Governor Brian Fischer, Commissioner (DOCS) David J. Swarts, Commissioner (DMV) DOCS Contact: Erik Kriss, 518-457-8182, Erik.Kriss@docs.state.ny.us DMV contact: Jackie McGinnis, 518-473-7000, Jackie.McGinnis@dmv.ny.gov For immediate release: December 27, 2010 Departments of Correctional Services and Motor Vehicles Open Cost-Saving … Continue reading

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A Love Letter…

The feelings of love transcends through the thickest Walls and is able to bring down the barriers of injustice… LINKING LOVE, TRUTH AND POLITICS by Gregory Rodriguez December 25, 2010 Albany Times Union (Excert from the article) This year’s prize … Continue reading

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A Solitary Jailhouse Lawyer Argues His Way Out of Prison

NEW YORK DECEMBER 24, 2010 A Solitary Jailhouse Lawyer Argues His Way Out of Prison By SEAN GARDINER Each morning for 5,546 days, Jabbar Collins knew exactly what he’d wear when he awoke: a dark-green shirt with matching dark-green pants. … Continue reading

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Important…Sign onto this statement of solidarity now…

As you can see below, we are helping to collect signatures for a statement in support of the Georgia prisoners strike that will be released publicly within the next day or so. A significant number of organizations, professors, advocates, and … Continue reading

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Georgia Prisoner Strike Continues a Second Day

This is incredible. I urge everyone to read this and to make calls to the numbers at the bottom of this article. Make the calls today, since it is unclear how long this strike will continue and the prisoners are … Continue reading

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