Watchdog Finds Attica’s Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect

Entrance of the Attica Correctional Facility (Photo by Jayu) A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive […]

Support the March for Justice Against Prison Abuse!!

PLEASE PROMOTE THE TWO EVENTS TO SUPPORT THE MARCHERS FOR JUSTICE ON SEPT. 11TH AND 13TH — forward WIDELY to your organizations and contacts: The March for Justice Against Prison Abuse is coming to Albany! Formerly incarcerated people, families of incarcerated people, and allies are walking 180 miles from NYC to Albany to oppose abuse […]

The Guantánamos Next Door

by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway LA County Jail The U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay turns 10 today, and activists are marking the anniversary with protests and petitions, reports and retrospectives. A decade after its founding, Guantánamo remains a dark stain on the national soul. Even today, while the worst instances of torture may have ceased […]