Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement

by Dana G. Smith Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement   On any given day, 80,000 US prisoners are subjected to punishment that inflicts permanent damage to the brain. “We see solitary confinement as nothing less than a death penalty by social deprivation.” Robert King spent 29 years living alone in a six by […]

LITTLE HAS CHANGED FOR FLINT RESIDENTS FORCED TO PAY FOR POISONED WATER

Flint Water Plant. Photo by George Thomas on Flickr Nearly 1,250 days ago, a major water crisis hit Flint, Michigan. Complaints by residents, matched with studies showing more evidence of serious health issues, continue to emerge. Yet, even as problems persist, authorities and officials involved in fomenting the crisis have yet to be held accountable. […]

Review: Koncussion

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi905228825/imdb/embed?autoplay=false&width=640 Upon reflecting on my choices of films while flying cross country, I find it interesting that they both had to do with sports, sports which are health risks. Imagine getting hit for a living or crashing one’s head into another to make money, as football players do. Prior to watching the excellent film, “Concussion”(2015) […]