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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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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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