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Solitary Confinement: Immoral, Ineffective
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Religious leaders across the country are speaking out against solitary confinement cells. They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmate ...

What I Learned from My Time in Solitary
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

The cell I was held in is part of an effort by faith groups and other prison reform advocates in Wisconsin to push the state to cut way back on the use of solitary confinement, both in terms of why prisoners a ...

Is Solitary Confinement a Moral Punishment? (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Last month, the U.S. Senate held its first hearing ever on the issue of solitary confinement in prisons. To draw attention to the issue, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture urged Americans to fast ...

Who is Organizing the California Prison Hunger Strike?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 Amanda Slater | more info (via: Wylio)On the first day of this month, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, joined by inmates in other prisons around the state, began a hunger strike ...

A Meditation on Christian Extremism: Blackwater and the Bonhoeffer 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

"You need to realize that war is money. And money makes the world go round. "You need to realize that war is money. And money makes the world go round. As soon as you re ...