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March, 2020

  • 17 March

    1,350 Prisoners Escape in Sao Paulo Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    At least 1,350 prisoners from three seperate prisons in Sao Paulo have escaped from prison due to restrictions put in place amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Prison Guards are being held hostage. Archyde.com reports: The Militarized Police (PM) of Sao Paulo indicated that at least 400 prisoners escaped from Mongaguá, on the state coast; another 926, which were mostly in a …

June, 2019

  • 7 June

    First Footage of Julian Assange Since Imprisonment

    RT’s agency Ruptly has obtained footage showing WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange inside Belmarsh maximum security prison. The footage shows Assange, who had visibly lost weight, conversing with what could be his fellow inmates. Who exactly took the footage is yet unknown and it seems the date and possibly even the time is out of sync. Concerns over Assange’s health have …

  • 4 June

    The Secret US Prisons You’ve Never Heard of Before | Will Potter

    Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, within a US prison. These units were opened secretly, and radically alter how prisoners are treated — even preventing them from hugging their children. The following is taken from Will Potters website: Father Daniel Berrigan once said that “writing about prisoners is …

May, 2016

  • 10 May

    G4S and SERCO profiting from the misery and murder of Children

    Private security firms profit from misery

    Children in privately-run youth detention centres are being seriously injured whilst being restrained by staff, according to a redacted Ministry of Justice report released to the Director of the children’s rights charity Article 39. The report focuses on four secure training centres (STCs) and two young offender institutions (YOIs) – the worst three of which are all run by G4S. The report lists …

August, 2015

  • 18 August

    Inmate’s Death Follows Reports of Abuse at a New York State Prison – The New York Times

    Samuel Harrell, an inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, N.Y., died in April after a fight with officers, records show. Other prisoners say the beating was not an isolated incident.   On the evening of April 21 in Building 21 at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, Samuel Harrell, an inmate with a history of erratic behavior linked to bipolar …

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