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What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse? | VICE | United States

NEW YORK - Surveillance video of a Rikers Island jail unit where a handcuffed inmate was beaten by six guards in 2012 should be released because it has already been played in an open disciplinary hearing, according to the state's public-records committee.

Petition · THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Take Over The Investigation Into The Death of Sandra Bland From The Waller County, Texas Police Department. · Change.org

A Poughkeepsie Journal investigation found two dozen cases locally and 175 statewide in which inmates who said they were beaten by prison officers received money in lawsuit settlements or verdicts.

Coalition Leads Charge to End War on Drugs: NAACP Pres & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous: “So called ‘tough on crime’ policies have failed, while ‘smart on crime’ policies work… Drug treatment 7 times more effective than incarceration for drug addicts; basic human decency demands our nation make the switch. The fate of 100s of people & children who need them home sober hang in the balance. Progress is being made in states NY to GA w/ strong bipartisan support....