Two-day uprising at immigrant prison was ‘predictable,’ reform advocates say

Originally posted on Fusion:
Prison-reform advocates say they’re not at all surprised by an uprising at a Texas prison that has forced the relocation of some 2,800 detained immigrants. Inmates at the Willacy County Correctional Center, about 200 miles south of San Antonio,  started fires and had “kitchen knives and sharpened mops and brooms to…

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The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

Originally posted on Prison Books Collective:
‘They were held incommunicado for much longer than I think should be permitted in this country – anywhere – but particularly given the strong constitutional rights afforded to people who are being charged with crimes,” said Sarah Gelsomino, the lawyer for Brian Jacob Church. From The Guardian The Chicago…

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Why can’t media describe Chapel Hill murders as terrorism?

Originally posted on Dispatches from the Underclass:
Crossposted from The Electronic Intifada Today marks one week since 23-year-old Yousef Abu-Salha’s younger sisters — Yusor, 21, and Razan, 19 — were murdered by their neighbor. Yousef told The Electronic Intifada over the the phone from North Carolina that he has no doubt their murder was an anti-Muslim…

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