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Norton inmate says system won't let his husband visit
Kansas.comNovember 4, 2013

A spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections says Yates' spouse is not being allowed to visit because the spouse is on probation for his role in the crimes Yates committed. An attorney for the national gay rights group Lambda Legal says Yates' ...more »

Iran prisoners on hunger strike: rights groups
ABS CBN NewsNovember 4, 2013

NICOSIA - Several Iranian political prisoners have gone on hunger strike in protest at being denied proper medical care in jail, international rights groups said in a statement Monday. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Defenders of ...more »

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What Does The Future Hold For Russia's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner?
New Hampshire Public RadioNovember 22, 2013

Will political amnesty, proposed by the Kremlin's Human Rights Council, free former oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky from prison, 10 years after he was jailed on charges of fraud and tax evasion? Or will new charges be leveled that could keep the ...more »

What Does The Future Hold For Russia's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner?
KUOW News and InformationNovember 22, 2013

Will political amnesty, proposed by the Kremlin's Human Rights Council, free former oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky from prison, 10 years after he was jailed on charges of fraud and tax evasion? Or will new charges be leveled that could keep the ...more »

What Does The Future Hold For Russia's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner?
WBURNovember 22, 2013

... known Russian political prisoner. (khodorkovsky.com). Will political amnesty, proposed by the Kremlin's Human Rights Council, free former oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky from prison, 10 years after he was jailed on charges of fraud and tax ...more »

Michigan prisons to offer halal meals under lawsuit agreement
Detroit Free PressNovember 22, 2013

In August, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn ruled that the Department of Corrections was violating the rights of Muslim prisoners by denying them the option to have Eid meals and the ability to meet for weekly prayer services. The agreement reached ...more »

Humans shipped across the country!: How America exports inmates to private ...
SalonNovember 22, 2013

Given a Supreme Court ruling that the state's prison conditions violated the Bill of Rights, and a finding that expanding “good time” custody credits could cut the prison population by 20,000, Zuniga said, “The responsibility is really on the ...more »

Muslim prisoners will receive halal meals
Livingston DailyNovember 22, 2013

In August, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn ruled that the Department of Corrections was violating the rights of Muslim prisoners by denying them the option to have Eid meals and the ability to meet for weekly prayer services. The agreement that was ...more »

Muslim prisoners will receive halal meals
Livingston DailyNovember 22, 2013

In August, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn ruled that the Department of Corrections was violating the rights of Muslim prisoners by denying them the option to have Eid meals and the ability to meet for weekly prayer services. The agreement that was ...more »

State human rights commission closes investigation of Fayette County jail
Lexington Herald LeaderNovember 22, 2013

The three lawsuits and other jail documents outlined allegations of sexual misconduct and other inappropriate behavior by male employees at the jail against female inmates and a corrections officer. In 2012, a Fayette Circuit Court jury awarded Fayette ...more »

Michigan prisons to offer halal meals under lawsuit agreement
Detroit Free PressNovember 21, 2013

In August, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn ruled that the Department of Corrections was violating the rights of Muslim prisoners by denying them the option to have Eid meals and the ability to meet for weekly prayer services. The agreement reached ...more »

Michigan Prisons To Provide Halal Meals Under Settlement With ACLU
CBS LocalNovember 21, 2013

“The government may not deprive Americans of their fundamental right to practice their religion, even when they are prison,” said Michael Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU of Michigan. “Thanks to this groundbreaking case, Muslim prisoners will no ...more »

Prison laws give inmates 'more rights'
The West AustralianNovember 20, 2013

Prisoners will have more rights than their guards if planned laws pass through Parliament, according to the Prison Officers' Union. The union has reacted angrily to proposed changes by Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis, which include removing an ...more »

Prison laws give inmates 'more rights'
The West AustralianNovember 20, 2013

Prisoners will have more rights than their guards if planned laws pass through Parliament, according to the Prison Officers' Union. The union has reacted angrily to proposed changes by Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis, which include removing an ...more »

How America's Model Prison Became the Most Horrific Facility in the Federal ...
Slate Magazine (blog)November 20, 2013

(Morin is also a member of the Lewisburg Prison Project, a nonprofit group that advocates for prisoners' rights.) Whereas model prisons 75 years ago were designed to rehabilitate prisoners, the best-known prisons today seem specifically designed to ...more »

Report: Inmates Control 65% of Mexico's Prisons
NewserNovember 20, 2013

(Newser) – Mexico's prisons are in "critical condition," says an official, and a new report seems to confirm it: Sixty-five of Mexico's 101 most populous prisons were controlled by the inmates themselves last year, according to the National Human ...more »

Inmates control most Mexican prisons: Report
Press TVNovember 20, 2013

A majority of Mexico's prisons are controlled by inmates and violent incidents are on the rise among prisoners, a report by the Mexico's National Human Rights Commission shows. The commission presented on Tuesday its annual report, which showed that ...more »

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