Posts Tagged ‘ prisoners’ rights ’

Prison Legal News Sues Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice for Censoring Books

Nov 17th, 2009 | By

(Prison Legal News is an independent national publication that covers both prison and jail news/issues. Some jail and prison administrators in Texas have tried to block inmates from receiving it, despite that being unconstitutional. In 2007, PLN won a suit against Dallas County Jail which had tried to ban newspapers and magazines for inmates. Prison

Locking up America

Sep 27th, 2009 | By

So how is this working out for us? via: Wired Magazine: Nils Christie: Empty the Prisons, by Vince Beiser (09/21/2009)

U.S. Surgeon General warns of untreated illnesses in jails/prisons

Jul 10th, 2007 | By

By Gardiner Harris, New York Times Dr. Carmona said drafts of surgeon general reports on global health and prison health were still being debated by the administration. The global health report was never approved, Dr. Carmona said, because he refused to sprinkle the report with glowing references to the efforts of the Bush administration. “The