Tag Archives: solitary confinement

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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2013 NRCAT Human Rights Day Toolkit: Confronting Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Available for download here: www.nrcat.org/hrd2013-toolkit The toolkit is designed to help religious communities observe Human Rights Day, and includes: Talking points for integrating the reality of solitary confinement into sermons and prayers … Continue reading

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Solidarity in Solitary Confinement—November 11, Pittsburgh

Monday, November 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Law School, Room 113 3900 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Jules Lobel, Pitt Law Professor and Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer for Pelican Bay prisoners, will relate the inspiring story of … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Receive Human Rights Day Tool Kit

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Human Rights Day is December 10th. We invite you and your congregation to join with NRCAT in marking Human Rights Day during worship services and through advocacy activities either the weekend of … Continue reading

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Call for Art: Life in a Box—Solitary Confinement: Torture in Your Backyard—Deadline October 21

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is pleased to announce a special opportunity for college, graduate and seminary students to participate in the movement to end torture in U.S. prisons through … Continue reading

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Herman’s House Premiere on PBS Program POV—July 8, National

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he’s spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for … Continue reading

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America’s Private Prison System is a National Disgrace

An ACLU lawsuit against a prison in Mississippi is the latest to detail flagrant abuses at a private correctional facility Published on Friday, June 14, 2013 by The Guardian by Jill Filipovic The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government … Continue reading

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Human Rights Coalition Pennsylvania Speaking Tour

From the Human Rights Coalition (http://hrcoalition.org/): The Human Rights Coalition is on a speaking tour to support their campaign to Abolish Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania (http://hrcoalition.org/node/238)! They are reaching out to groups across Pennsylvania to ask that you join with … Continue reading

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Torture Awareness Toolkit Available for June

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Our plans for Torture Awareness Month are in full gear and we are looking forward to many congregations, campus ministries and other faith-based groups and organizations participating this year. As you requested, … Continue reading

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Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration Webinar Available on You Tube

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The NRCAT webinar, “Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration,” is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-MitPpX1vY&feature=youtu.be for viewing and sharing. This hour-long webinar includes information about causes of the dramatic expansion of … Continue reading

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