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Prison-Created Poverty

by Amme Voz Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2015/07/13/prison-created-poverty/ No one likes to talk about the fact that “doing time” leaves the majority of returning citizens worse off than before they were incarcerated. Prior to my imprisonment, I had a very successful consulting … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Act to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This is a week of firsts: the first time a President visited a federal prison while in office and the first time President Obama publicly addressed the horror of solitary confinement in … Continue reading

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New Film: Breaking Down the Box—Documentary on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As the grievous loss of Kalief Browder reveals, we must act with urgency to end the devastation of solitary confinement. To that end, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture announces the release … Continue reading

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NRCAT Calls for Further Action Following a New Report on Solitary Confinement in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has long been committed to ending long-term solitary confinement in the nation’s prisons and jails, motivated by the moral objections to the practice from … Continue reading

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture Applauds Pope Francis’ Comments on Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON — Following today’s comments by Pope Francis regarding the treatment of prisoners around the world, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – a coalition comprised … Continue reading

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Read Convention Against Torture Shadow Report—Sign Amnesty International Petition

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In November, the United Nations Committee Against Torture will review the U.S. government under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In preparation, NRCAT has submitted an Interfaith CAT Shadow Report available at http://www.nrcat.org/storage/documents/nrcat-cat-shadow-report-2014.pdf … Continue reading

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Call Attorney General Holder to Prevent Increase in Solitary Confinement Use

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Make a call in response to June 26, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, to urge Attorney General Eric Holder to ensure the federal Bureau of Prisons makes … Continue reading

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National Call-In Day on Solitary Confinement—June 26, National

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Alarmingly, a question remains unanswered in Washington, DC: Why is the federal government planning to expand its supermax prison beds at a time when the rest of the nation is waking up … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Bill to Study Solitary Confinement and Its Impacts

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As national momentum to end the torture of solitary confinement continues to build, Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana has introduced federal legislation to confront its use: “The Solitary Confinement Study and Reform … Continue reading

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Solidarity in Solitary—November 11, Pittsburgh

November 11, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Law School, Room 113 Jules Lobel, Pitt Law Professor and Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer for Pelican Bay prisoners, will relate the inspiring story of inmates overcoming gang violence and … Continue reading

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