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Egyptian prisons are rife with human rights abuses, according to a Monday report from Amnesty International. “What do I care if you die?” Negligence and denial of health care in the Egyptian prisons, the 74-page report, looked into eight key issues: mass arbitrary detention policy; cruel and inhuman detention conditions; barring prisoners’ contact with family; [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama over conditions in state prisons, asserting that Alabama has failed to protect prisoners from violence. The DOJ brought its lawsuit under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act as well as the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. The [...]

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Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt. Even though some countries have decided to gradually open up, the rate of new infected cases shows no sign of slowing down. By now, more than 13 million [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a 28-page report Thursday highlighting unconstitutional uses of force occurring within the Alabama prison system. The report indicates that Alabama prisons experience understaffing among correctional officers and inmate overcrowding. These dynamics cause tension and incidents of violence between inmates, which ultimately leads to excessive use of force by [...]

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has announced that it will release 8,000 inmates from prisons to prevent further COVID-19 spread in prison populations. The CDCR and Governor Gavin Newsom have agreed to release the prisoners despite earlier court rulings that held that California was under no legal obligation to do so. The [...]

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