Prisons

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A United Nations investigator has accused the U.S. of blocking access to prisons—including state and federal facilities where an estimated 80,000 people are in solitary confinement and the military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba—leading civil liberties experts to wonder, "Is the United States hiding something?" Juan Méndez, the UN Special...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"Those who are executed in this country are casualties of an unequal system of justice," said John Holdridge of the ACLU in response to the state of Utah's 2010 firing squad execution of  Ronnie Lee Gardner. (Photo: codepinkphoenix/cc/flickr)
The state that made headlines last year with its botched execution of Clayton...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Image from action in Oakland, California highlighting injustice in the prison industrial complex 24 April 2012. (Photo: Daniel Arauz/flickr/cc)
A United Nations human rights expert strongly condemned the U.S. on Tuesday for...