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Herman's House

Amy Schreiner OpEd News
There are more than 80,000 people, including thousands of juveniles 14 and 15 years old, being held in solitary confinement in this country right now. Hopefully this film will draw even more activists to the cause of ending this inhumane and harsh punishment.

An Open Letter to Jerry Brown: Stop the Torture of Solitary Confinement

Carole Travis, Stop the Torture Huffington Post
California prisoners have been on a hunger strike for more than four weeks against the brutal policy of solitary confinement. Prisoners are not sentenced to solitary for their street crime. Prison officials assign them to this crushing isolation without due process, without review of the evidence against them, without legal representation or an impartial hearing. Join with others -Sign the petition below to Gov. Brown.

Immigrants Held in Solitary Cells, Often for Weeks

Ian Urbina and Catherine Rentz The New York Times
The United States has come under sharp criticism at home and abroad for relying on solitary confinement in its prisons more than any other democratic nation in the world. While Immigration and Customs Enforcement places only about 1 percent of its jailed immigrants in solitary, this practice is nonetheless startling because those detainees are being held on civil, not criminal, charges.
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