Monthly Archives: December 2009

Civil Rights | Incarceration Trends 2009-12-18

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Imprisoned Iranian Journalist Awarded Golden Pen Of Freedom 2009-12-18

Ahmad Zeidabadi was tried in August on charges of plotting to overthrow the regime with a "soft revolution" and sentenced to six years in prison and given …

NPR: 'Young Victoria': Her Majesty, Mrs. Bland 2009-12-18

"Even a palace can be a prison," we're told. So can a period costume drama, if it's going to insist on obvious insistencies like that.

Xinhua: Int'l custody battle over little Sean rages on 2009-12-18

Marco Aurelio Mello, a justice on the Supreme Federal Court decision panel, cited habeas corpus as the consideration behind the court's suspension.

newjerseynewsroom.com: Washington rethinking the war on drugs 2009-12-18

… does not have to worry about his "tough" credentials and who wants a committee to look at criminal justice reform, including as it regards drug policy.

Salon: Plus: The 787 takes to the air, and gift ideas for frequent fliers 2009-12-18

I'll remind you that tough-as-nails prison guards cannot keep drugs and knives out of maximum security cell blocks, never mind the folly of TSA guard …

Financial Times: Human rights: Heavy hand of emergency law in run-up to elections 2009-12-18

In November, it announced that 217 were in prison. Officials were shocked when the Islamist group took one-fifth of parliamentary seats in the 2005 electi …

Financial Times: Russian economist who shocked old-guard dies 2009-12-18

On one visit to the former prison colony of Vorkuta, he was heckled violently and jostled badly – in part for reminding the inhabitants of the sinister …

Irish Times: Timely history of how borstal boy ended up getting 'Letterfrack treatment' 2009-12-18

Named after its pilot project in the Kentish town of Borstal in 1901, the "Borstal System" was the brainchild of the humanitarian prison reformer John …

World Magazine: The power of forgiveness triumphs in Eastwood's Invictus | Sam Thielman 2009-12-18

Morgan Freeman plays former South African president Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison and still found a way, when he attained the highest office in h …

MiamiHerald.com: Boehner: Guantánamo could be deal breaker on Afghan funds 2009-12-18

Obama met with his Cabinet for updates across several areas including national security, budget planning, and health insurance reform.

CNN International: Latino in America: 'The Mexican in Town' 2009-12-18

Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black youth, was caught flirting, it was said, with a shopkeeper's wife in the Mississippi Delta in 1955.

World Magazine: Getty Images, Time Life Pictures, Handout 2009-12-18

Theodore Sizer | 77, Oct. 21 Education-reform advocate and founder in 1984 of the Essential Schools movement, whose private high schools emphasize …

Financial Times: FT interview transcript: Lamido Sanusi 2009-12-18

Lamido Sanusi's attempts to reform Nigeria's financial sector since he took over as central bank governor in June have been so dramatic th …

KOHD: Jail Expansion Bond to be on May Ballot 2009-12-18

Deschutes County hasn't been forced to release an inmate because of overcrowding since 2007. The average daily count of prisoners for each of the last six …

9&10 News: No Snowe before Christmas…New York shooting…Needle confession 2009-12-18

Olympia Snowe is not yet feeling it about health care reform legislation. The moderate lawmaker said after a meeting with the president that passing …

Los Angeles Times (blog): Bill OK'd to help state's schools compete for U.S. funds 2009-12-18

California schools are short on funding and what was cut from the prison budget? zip! Better to fund housing, clothing, food, recreation, healthc …

Crikey (blog): Death of a reformer 2009-12-18

At any other time in Russia's history, a politician of his unpopularity would have ended his days in prison or in exile.

The Nation, Pakistan: No foreign access to arrested Americans: LHC 2009-12-18

The court passed the order to this effect while disposing of a habeas corpus petition against the detention and possible repatriation of the six Americ …

…all the news. all the time: One doctor to 4000 patients – Nigerian Compass Newspaper 2009-12-18

It also covers children, including under-fives, permanently disabled persons and prison inmates. The reality is that orthodox medical treatment is not cheap …

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (blog): Of oxpeckers and ethics in Jefferson City 2009-12-18

By Editorial Board Leaders of the Missouri House and Senate have announced they'll push ethics reform bills in the coming legislative session.

Irish Examiner: 'WE MUST REFORM' 2009-12-18

By Claire O'Sullivan THE Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has called for "radical reform" within the Church and once again urged bishops to take …

Kane County Chronicle: Funding for repairs and staffing is just the beginning of detention center's needs 2009-12-18

But, it's unclear if that work is on the horizon, what the cost will be, and if it will be enough to fix conditions that one prison reform group called …

Wheeling Intelligencer: Kessler Looks To 2010 Session 2009-12-18

"They should have some recommendations considering sentencing reforms that could help to (alleviate) prison overcrowding issues," he said.

The State Journal-Register: GOP governor hopefuls cautious on 'fumigation' of past appointees 2009-12-18

Ryan is in federal prison, and Blagojevich has said he's innocent of corruption charges and faces trial in 2010. While originally targeting 3000 state …

The Union Leader: Bringing terror home: Obama's colossal mistake 2009-12-18

MTA Director Evan Rosset, all of 30 years old, brings a youthful enthusiasm for reform to his new job. The beauty of Guantanamo Bay detention camp …

WCTV: Florida Man Exonerated after 35 Years behind Bars 2009-12-18

Mobile devices didn't exist in 1974, the year he was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a 9-year-old boy and raping him in a nearby field.

AsiaOne: Brazil's top court delays return of child to US dad 2009-12-18

The appeal, a preventive habeas corpus, was filed by the boy's maternal grandmother. It requests a new judgement on the custody case that will take …

New York Times: Guantánamo Must Be Closed 2009-12-18

… the federal government would acquire a maximum-security prison in Illinois and use part of it to house inmates from the Guantánamo Bay detention camp.

KYW1060.com: Another Phila. Teen Sentenced in Deadly 2008 Concourse Attack 2009-12-17

Arthur Alston, now 18, pleaded guilty (see previous story) and has now been sentenced to 10-20 years in prison for the attack on Sean Conroy …

AINA: Obama Brings the Gitmolympics Home 2009-12-17

Moreover, Illinois is already suffering its own severe prison-overcrowding crisis — which Quinn has alleviated by secretly releasing more than 850 inmate …

National Review Online: Gitmo Does Not Cause Terrorism — By: Andrew C. McCarthy 2009-12-17

Finally, when the appeals were done and the convictions upheld, the defendants began filing habeas corpus petitions — a practice that continues to this day …

New York Times: Brazil Supreme Court Blocks US Boy's Return 2009-12-17

The judge granted a habeas corpus request preventing Sean Goldman from leaving Brazil until he has expressed his own will in court.

Reuters Canada: Brazilian court orders boy returned to US 2009-12-17

Zamariola said Brazil's Supreme Court could still block the boy's return if it acted this week on a motion for habeas corpus that has already been filed …

The News International: Plea for recovery of US nationals disposed of 2009-12-17

By By Our Correspondent LAHORE High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Thursday disposed of a habeas corpus petition against detention …

Examiner.com: American track record of GTMO justice 2009-12-17

… still sealed at the US District Court in Washington DC, brought the so-called habeas corpus scorecard to 32 losses and nine victories for the Pentag …

Manila Standard Today: Chief justice, Palace add spine to 'coward' judges 2009-12-17

Andal Ampatuan Sr. and his four sons to present them before a court that had earlier granted them a request for a writ of habeas corpus.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog): Israeli peace activist arrested for leaking secret FBI documents 2009-12-17

One of Leibowitz's web sites says "he filed more than ten habeas corpus petitions to the Israeli Supreme Court resulting in the release of undocumented …

Daijiworld.com: Bangalore: Another 'Love Jehad' Case in High Court 2009-12-17

In his habeas corpus petition moved in the state High Court, YS Srinivas, resident of Gadikoppa village in Shimoga district, has alleged that his daughter …

Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fm: PHILIPPINES: NBI TO SECURE MASSACRE SUSPECTS DURING PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION 2009-12-17

… absorbed in the rebellion charges as the declaration of martial law and the suspension of writ of habeas corpus happened after the murder,? said Diaz.

U.S. Catholic magazine (blog): New comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced in US House 2009-12-17

Some of the issues raised recently by ICE's collaboration with local police and prison agencies and its treatment of detainees are addressed favorably – eg …

TIME: Blog this on: 2009-12-17

Upon arrival, Clinton showed passionate intent to reform long-neglected foreign aid programs, a non-headline-grabbing crusade that is essential to …

Deseret News: Judge agrees to early release for former white supremacist 2009-12-17

He was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. Before US District Judge Ted Stewart Thursday, both his attorney John …

WWMT: Proposed K-PEP move puts neighbors up in arms 2009-12-17

One potential solution to that overcrowding is a new location in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue, however a few of those who would be neighbors of the new …

Examiner.com: Cuts to Ohio schools avoided as Strickland, GOP lawmakers devise budget hole … 2009-12-17

"After we brought construction reform to the forefront, it will be undertaken in a demonstration capacity at three University System of Ohio institutions.

Bell Gardens Sun: Local US Reps Urge Full Census Participation 2009-12-17

Violations of this oath can result in a prison term of five years and a fine of up to $250000 for each violation. Christy said that this is also the first …

Scoop.co.nz: Ernest Partridge: The War Trap 2009-12-17

… what then would have become of "the War on Terror:" Gitmo, "enhanced interrogation," The Patriot Act, warrantless wiretaps, suspension of habeas corpus.

Chicago Sun-Times (blog): Obama purchase of Illinois prison for Guantanamo detainees: White House memo … 2009-12-17

Bush, 128 S. Ct. 2229 (2008), that all detainees currently held at Guantanamo have the right to file petitions for habeas corpus to challenge their …

The Punch: India resurgent 2009-12-17

The great land reform in the West Bengal countryside has given every peasant a living on the own soil. Of the states, West Bengal has the second most …

CTV.ca: Ottawa accepting bids on CANDU reactor division 2009-12-17

I'm not saying that constructing a prison or holding up parliment with manipulative procedures is not science. I am just saying it's a real science …

The News International: LHC orders inquiry against judge 2009-12-17

In his habeas corpus petition, Mian Naveed, a resident of Garden Town, alleged that his wife went to her parents' house a few days back to meet them where …

The Dominion (blog): Honduras: Two Detained and Fear of Evictions by Coup Security Forces in L … 2009-12-17

… as she prepared an habeas corpus writ shortly after the detention of Ulloa Flores and Ayala by masked men in an unmarked car was reported in the Aguan.

ABS CBN News: Body of teen 'fighter' of Ampatuans found 2009-12-17

… Arroyo on Saturday lifted Proclamation 1959, which imposed martial law and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao beginning November 28.

Worcester Telegram: Overdue, yet timely 2009-12-17

Here are a few: "Who may legally suspend the writ of habeas corpus?" "How may a joint resolution of Congress be distinguished from a concurrent resolution?

Modern Ghana: Soldier Re-arrested 2009-12-17

This is in a case in which wives of the soldiers filed an application for habeas corpus on behalf of their husbands, challenging their continuous detenti …

The National Law Journal: 2nd Circuit Clarifies Involuntary Confinement Standard 2009-12-17

But the circuit nonetheless upheld the denial of a writ of habeas corpus sought by the petitioner in Richard S. v. Carpinello, 08-4197-pr, holding that "New …

Examiner.com: The new Obama legacy: The audacity of waffling 2009-12-17

An Executive Order to refrain from water-boarding took no position on the admissibility of coerced testimony in Habeas Corpus suits.

ABS CBN News: Akbayan files raps vs Arroyo's 6 'stooges' 2009-12-17

The officials made recommendations for Mrs. Arroyo to declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus in parts of Maguindanao province.

Examiner.com: Increased funding for legal aid 2009-12-17

See, for example, the so-called Prison Litigation Reform Act, Pub.L. 104-134, Sections 801-810, 110 Stat. 132, 1321-66 to -77 (1996).

Kurdish Globe: Turkish reforms on despite Kurdish unrest 2009-12-17

"We will speed up work in parliament on short and mid-term steps" outlined in a reform plan aimed at expanding Kurdish rights and ending a 25-year …

KWQC 6: Union Reacts To Thomson Prison Deal 2009-12-17

The prison in Thomson was built in 2001 to ease overcrowding in the correctional system, but the state didn't have the funding to pay for operations.

World War 4 Report: Federal judge orders release of Yemeni Gitmo detainee 2009-12-17

16 granted Yemeni Guantánamo Bay detainee Saeed Hatim's petition for habeas corpus, ordering his release. The US Department of Defense alleged that Hatim …

Malaysia Kini: BTN courses: 'Show cow-head video instead' 2009-12-17

Giri: Yes, Anwar did say that, but you see, Khalid did not go through the many years in a real prison, not the 'comfy' ISA detention camp.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: Irish bishop resigns over sex abuse scandal 2009-12-17

Thomas Naughton, who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for abusing a boy at least 70 times in the early 1980s. Thursday's announcement …

Wauwatosa Now (blog): Drunk Driving Reform Passes Senate and Assembly 2009-12-17

The bill also requires mandatory prison sentences for repeat drunk drivers. Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunk driving in the nation.

Topeka Capital Journal: Parkinson: Tax reform on table 2009-12-17

Taking more from these areas of government in the coming fiscal year would jeopardize the education of Kansas children, force premature release of pri …

Big Government (blog): Our Broken Immigration System – Penalizing Those who Follow the Rules 2009-12-17

This is exactly why we need immigration reform like that supported by the Dems but very few Republicans. Make legal immigration a viable option so th …

MiamiHerald.com: US judge says gangs deadlier than some Guantánamo detainees 2009-12-17

… at 333 Constitution Ave. have been methodically reviewing Guantánamo detainee cases in habeas corpus petitions filed by the war on terror captives.

Mindanao Times: Continued detention of 5 Ampatuans sought 2009-12-17

Speaking to the media after the hearing on the writ of habeas corpus petition, Hernandez said that there was "a supervening event" for the continued …

FFWD: Why isn't Canada repatriating Khadr? 2009-12-17

He is the only western citizen remaining in Guantanamo Bay detention camp, his juvenile status ignored, his constitutional right to due process denied …

Triumph: Prison education and Millenium Development Goals 2009-12-17

There is a growing concern amongst the people that the entire penal system is leaking whereby the rehabilitation has failed to reform the criminals with …

Right Juris: David Goldman, Sean Goldman: Brazilian Court Rules on US Boy Custody Case 2009-12-17

The Brazilian family has filed a motion for habeas corpus appealing the decision the federal court made today. Their argument is that it will be traumatic …

Atlantic Online (blog): Solving The Fifth Category 2009-12-17

Basic constitutional rights like due process and habeas corpus are simply unavoidable, and rightly so. The Supreme Court's decision in Hamdad v.

The News International: Mohmand Rifles chief put on notice 2009-12-17

… Peshawar High Court (PHC) has put commandant of Mohmand Rifles, through Frontier Corps (FC) inspector general, on notice in a habeas corpus petition.

Standart News: Washington will again request its allies to accept inmates from the detenti … 2009-12-16

Equally, those who have served their term in the Guantanomo detention camp will not be allowed to stay in the USA, at least to the words of US President …

Outside the Beltway: OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern 2009-12-17

… fight over healthcare reform, the Copenhagen climate change summit, the relocation of the Guantanamo prison to Illinois, and who knows what else.

Firedoglake (blog): Plan to Move 'Gitmo' Detainees to Illinois Prison Under Fire From Both Right … 2009-12-17

The controversy over what to do with the estimated 240 remaining terror suspects now being held at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp — which President Obam …

The News International: Court orders use of force to recover infant 2009-12-17

Maria, the mother of the missing infant, Daniyal, filed a habeas corpus petition in the court of District and Sessions Judge East on December 14 stating …

Black Star News: Ex-Felons Denied Foodstamps, Other Assistance 2009-12-17

The restrictions come from the 1996 welfare reform legislation, which was adopted at a time when politicians in Washington were maneuvering to be perceived …

Independent: The Big Question: Will taking Guantanamo Bay inmates to Illinois resolve their … 2009-12-17

Inmates will unquestionably be within the purview of the US legal system, and a new flood of habeas corpus appeals will surely soon be on its way to …

The News International: Allegations against judge 2009-12-17

The recovery orders were issued by the district and sessions court on a habeas corpus petition filed by detenue's mother Shazia Saleem, a resident …

Mindanao Times: 12 cops no show for Maguindanao posting 2009-12-17

Judge George Omelio (top photo) of the Regional Trial Court Branch 14 presides over the writ of habeas corpus case for the Ampatuans as policemen from …

World Socialist Web Site: Obama seeks Guantánamo-style prison on US soil 2009-12-17

Moreover, the passage of such legislation would essentially legitimize the use of presidential power to suspend the bedrock right of habeas corpus and …

Hindustan Times: The Indian Dream 2009-12-16

In 1950, the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was founded in a former detention camp at Kharagpur, West Bengal. A pet project of Jawaharlal Nehru …

MiamiHerald.com: Federal judge orders 32nd detainee freed from Guantánamo 2009-12-16

Judge Ricardo Urbina's ruling, still sealed at the US District Court in Washington DC, brought the so-called habeas corpus scorecard to 32 losses and nine …

The Hindu: Judicial appointments: agenda for reform 2009-12-16

The prestige of the Supreme Court has never been lower except during the Emergency of 1975-77 and in the aftermath of the Habeas Corpus judgment.

The Washington Independent: Will Prisoners' Move to Thompson Expand Their Legal Rights? 2009-12-16

… administration hasn't yet told us what that will be. View the details of all Guantanamo detainees' habeas corpus cases at TWI's Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard.

Brazzil Magazine: Brazil Court Rules Sean Goldman Should Be Returned to US Father in 48 Hours 2009-12-16

In the meantime, Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) is reviewing a preventive habeas corpus filed by Sean's grandmother, Silvana Bianchi, who is asking for …

Xinhua: Switzerland to accept one Guantanamo detainee 2009-12-16

… Swiss government decided on Wednesday to accept on humanitarian grounds one Uzbek citizen currently held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

istockAnalyst.com (press release): Dec. 15, 2009 (United Press International) — Obama seeks incentives for home … 2009-12-16

"Not only will this help address the urgent overcrowding problem at our nation's federal prisons, but it will also help achieve our goal of closing …

Town Hall: Obama Brings the Gitmolympics Home 2009-12-16

Moreover, Illinois is already suffering its own severe prison-overcrowding crisis — which Quinn has alleviated by secretly releasing more than 850 inmate …

Scotsman: Welcome to new Guantanamo 2009-12-16

Republican Lamar Smith, of Texas, a member of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, said the move would give "terrorist enemy combatants acce …

Scotsman: Concerns raised over easing of jail conditions in US for terrorists 2009-12-16

AMERICAN prison life has been eased for convicted British "shoe bomber" Richard Reid, right, boosting concerns about what will happen when president Barack …

Christian Science Monitor: Guantanamo detainees on US soil: a legal minefield 2009-12-16

These constitutional claims could strengthen the detainees' ongoing habeas corpus lawsuits, Remes says. Remes, who has spent years litigating on behalf …

NHPR: State's Prison Recidivism Rate Tops National Average 2009-12-16

The Council's Justice Center is working with top officials from all three branches of government to reform the state's probation and parole systems.

MiamiHerald.com: US will move its war court from Guantanamo to Illinois 2009-12-16

… of whom there were nine approved by the federal courts through habeas corpus review, the yardstick a senior administration official said he'd use.

9&10 News: Arm-twisting…Terror suspects welcomed…Hope fades for climbers… 2009-12-16

Ben Nelson to support health care reform legislation. Despite encouragement from the White House, Nelson wants to see additional restrictions on aborti …

Gaea Times (blog): Former Kennedy aide charged with defrauding Senate of $75000 in pay 2009-12-16

The maximum possible prison sentence for wire fraud is 20 years. December 15th, 2009 Puerto Ricans arrested in health insurance scamSAN JU …

ABS CBN News: Body recovered behind Ampatuan Sr.'s mansion 2009-12-16

1959, declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpus in some parts of Maguindanao. The government said martial law was declared in …

Dayton Daily News: State budget woes bigger than holiday break 2009-12-16

The GOP-controlled Senate is balking and insisting that measures to reform how the state handles construction projects and prison sentencing be included …

Peninsula On-line: Community service for minor crimes 2009-12-16

DOHA: In a major legal reform, people convicted for minor offences can now be asked to do community service by a trial court instead of being jailed …

Gaea Times (blog): New US bill on immigration introduced in Congress 2009-12-16

The bill, introduced by Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois late Tuesday, represents the latest attempt to reform US immigration laws.

Novinite.com: Why Bulgaria Should Not Accept Guantanamo Prisoners 2009-12-16

George Bush signed the place into existence as a detention camp in 2001, with an executive order allowing the US military to detain indefinitely any …

The Gazette (Montreal): Omar Khadr set for immediate transfer from Guantanamo Bay 2009-12-16

A photo of Omar Khadr taken within the last twelve months inside the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Photo received November 2009.

The Malaysian Insider: Dr M slams Najib's 'pro-US' policy 2009-12-16

The Guantanamo detention camp also remains open," said Dr Mahathir. He added that it was the US and Israel which continue to use nuclear weapons.

Decatur Tribune: REP. JOHNSON, DELEGATION CONDEMN TERRORIST PRISONERS TRANSFER TO THOMASON 2009-12-16

Johnson is also an original co-sponsor of HR 4097, which would prohibit the use of federal funds to transfer the enemy combatants to the United States.

Today's Zaman: PKK's strategic calculation in killing 7 soldiers 2009-12-16

In addition, they consider the European Union reform process a target because reform policies are stripping away the necessary tools that help the PKK …

Financial Times: Medvedev sacks Hermitage tax case official 2009-12-16

This month, Mr Medvedev signed a decree firing 20 prison officials, including the head of the Moscow branch of the federal prison service and the head …

Australia.TO: RIGHTS-US: Guantanamo Prisoners Not "Persons" 2009-12-16

The circuit court ruled that "torture is a foreseeable consequence of the military's detention of suspected enemy combatants". That opinion was written …

Bloomington Pantagraph: Rutherford worries about bringing inmates from military-run prison to US 2009-12-16

"With this you are opening up constitutional issues and issues with habeas corpus, and we do not need to go down that path." Speaking in a conference call …

Union Democrat: Matter of killer's IQ examined 2009-12-16

"That test is obsolete," said Christina Borde, an attorney with California's Habeas Corpus Resource Center, who is representing Smithey.

WisPolitics.com: wispolitics: Panel urges modernization of Wisconsin voters laws, restorati … 2009-12-16

"Efforts at reform should focus on increasing accessibility and participation," agreed Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters …

Express Buzz: HC directs Centre to set up PF 2009-12-16

The High Court has issued notice to Director General of Police on a habeas corpus petition seeking direction to produce a missing girl in the court.

Daily Press: Newport news 2009-12-16

Newport News Circuit Court Judge C. Peter Tench ruled in 2006 that Boyce's petition — a writ of habeas corpus — could proceed. Doyle — assigned to the case …

ABS CBN News: 10 more Ampatuan clan members face rebellion raps 2009-12-16

1959 declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpus in parts of Maguindanao province. The 10 are Mayor Banarin Ampatuan of Mamasapano town …

LA Weekly (blog): State Prison Doctors 'Working In A Third World Environment;' Preventable … 2009-12-15

It's against this backdrop of overcrowding and poor conditions that prisons have been ordered by a federal judge to release 43000 inmates — cutting …

Earthtimes (press release): Illinois prison selected for Guantanamo detainees – Summary 2009-12-15

"Not only will this help address the urgent overcrowding problem at our nation's federal prisons, but it will also help achieve our goal of closing …

Peace fm Online: Court releases soldiers being held for murder 2009-12-15

This was after the Court had upheld a motion for Habeas Corpus filed by the lawyers of the soldiers. Mr Joe Aboagye-Debrah, one of the counsel …

International Middle East Media Center: Palestine Today 121509 2009-12-15

The Israeli army radio announced that the men were all taken to a military detention camp for questioning. The radio added that all those kidnapped were …

Reuters: US to move some Guantanamo prisoners to Illinois 2009-12-15

The move is part of Obama's struggle to fulfill a campaign pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, US naval detention camp prison, which was opened …

Reuters: Iran students hold rival rallies, bazaar closes 2009-12-15

"Death to the dictator," shouted pro-reform students at the women-only al-Zahra University, according to the Kaleme website of opposition leader Mirhosse …

The Public Record: What Does It Take To Get Out Of Guantanamo? 2009-12-15

21, District Court Judge Gladys Kessler granted the habeas corpus petition of Mohammed al-Adahi, a Yemeni prisoner in Guantánamo who was 39 years old …

Telegraph.co.uk (blog): B+ is too high for Barack Obama 2009-12-15

Likewise moving detainees for trial in the US; only the failure to shut the prison on time prevents full marks here. America's global image: B+ Promised …

OpEdNews: Hannipocrisy 2.0: Obama is Weak But I Won't Face My Own Critics 2009-12-15

Just this week Rwandan DJ Valerie Bemeriki was given a life sentence, joining her bosses in prison for anti-Tutsi statements broadcast in 1994.

Malaya: SC defers hearings on 1959 2009-12-15

PN 1963 lifted the state of martial and restored the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in in Maguindanao. In the motion, Justice Secretary Agne …

The New American: Guantanamo Detainees to Go to Illinois 2009-12-15

The detention camp has been harshly criticized by human rights advocates for the alleged abuse and mistreatment of the detainees, and news leaks from …

Hartford Advocate: Wall Street Follies 2009-12-15

I have a family relation who has been to prison twice. Both times, he insists, were financial "misunderstandings." He is out of prison now and floundering …

Sioux City Journal (blog): Grassley: Terrorists headed to the Heartland 2009-12-15

For much of the afternoon I'd wavered back and forth on whether I'd write a post about the push to get to 60 Senate votes on health care reform and …

Leagle, Inc.: State v. Madsen 2009-12-15

"The Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and superior court have concurrent jurisdiction in habeas corpus proceedings wherein postconviction relief is sought.

NewsHour: On Tuesday's newshour… 2009-12-15

… meeting with Senate Democrats to try to forge a compromise on a health care reform bill that can garner the 60 votes necessary to prevent a filibuster.

Tonic: Hope for Gitmo Detainees? 2009-12-15

… security prison in Illinois to house at least some of the detainees being held at Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, reports the New York Times.

Bloomberg: Guantanamo Detainee Trials to Be at Illinois Prison 2009-12-15

… to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and was supported in that view by his defense secretary, Robert Gates, who stayed on in Obama's Cabinet.

The Weekender: Playing for Oscar gold 2009-12-15

After decades under this system, Mandela was released from prison in 1990, and following election reform, he became the first black president of South …

New York Times: Obama Tells Prison to Take Detainees 2009-12-15

"Not only will this help address the urgent overcrowding problem at our nation's Federal prisons, but it will also help achieve our goal of closing …

Big Government (blog): Howard Dean: 'Kill the Senate Bill' 2009-12-15

In an excerpt Kinzel gave me, Dean says: This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. Honestly the best thing to …

RTT News: Obama Administration Offers To Acquire Illinois Prison To House Guantanamo … 2009-12-15

"Not only will this help address the urgent overcrowding problem at our nation's Federal prisons, but it will also help achieve our goal of closing …

Hartford Advocate: Hospital Under Pressure 2009-12-15

Those disruptive girls sometimes end up in York women's prison in Niantic because there are no other options. And some of them also end up in Riverview …

Wikinews: Guantanamo inmates to be transferred to Illinois 2009-12-15

The White House is expected to announce today that several inmates from the United States' controversial detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are to …

Philippine Star: RTC grants petition for writ of habeas corpus for Andal Sr., 4 others 2009-12-15

Omelio reportedly issued the order last weekend in response to the petition for the issuance of writ of habeas corpus of Datu Sajid Sangki Druz Ali …

Herald Sun: Guantanamo detainees transfer to Illinois 2009-12-15

The Chicago Tribune earlier reported that the facility would house between 35 and 90 detainees to be transferred from the controversial detention camp …

IowaPolitics.com (press release): US Sen. Harkin: Statement on the administration's decision to purchase … 2009-12-15

… the Thomson Correctional Center to relieve overcrowding at other federal prisons and to house a small number of former Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Examiner.com: Daley expresses concern about security costs of Gitmo trials 2009-12-15

A Congress consumed by infighting over Health Care reform. A Congress entering an election year that could conceivably upend the power structure …

BigPond News: Children in prison conditions – Amnesty 2009-12-15

Amnesty International says it's concerned about overcrowding and the treatment of children in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

Herald & Review (blog): RSS Feed for Comments 2009-12-15

I must express delighted surprise, since I've been saying for a long time that the prison system is often harsh and uncaring. What better way to show good …

Turkish Press: Guantanamo inmates to be moved to Illinois jail 2009-12-15

"Not only will this help address the urgent overcrowding problem at our nation's federal prisons, but it will also help achieve our goal of closing …

Power Line (blog): Crisis of the big house divided 2009-12-15

Part of the prison will be reserved for the use of federal maximum security inmates, part for the detention of enemy combatants. Illinois is of course best …

Voice of America: US Reiterates Call for Release of Chinese Dissident 2009-12-15

… has spent the last year in prison for co-authoring a pro-democracy petition known as Charter 08, which calls for major political reform in Ch …

Xinhua: No Guantanamo detainees to be released on US soil: officials 2009-12-15

"Not only will this help address the urgent overcrowding problem at our nation's federal prisons, but it will also help achieve our goal of closing …

Juice (blog): lemieux blasts plan to move Guantanamo inmates to Illinois 2009-12-15

Obama is determined to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, which has become a lightning rod for criticism from abroad. Critics say Guantanamo h …

Fort Worth Star Telegram: Explosions in 2 major Iraq cities kill 9 people 2009-12-15

Iraq has announced plans to move the group's members, now living at Camp Ashraf, to a former desert detention camp. AP Photo An Iraqi women hugs her …

WA today: Detention on Christmas Island disturbing: Amnesty 2009-12-15

The disturbing levels of overcrowding within the North West Point Immigration Detention Centre, which has led to the use of tent and demountable …

AllGov: Judge Rules Dept. of Defense in Contempt for Not Taping Guantánamo Testimony 2009-12-15

Al-Adahi was testifying remotely for his habeas corpus hearing being held in Washington, DC, to challenge his continued confinement, and Kessler wanted …

New York Times (blog): Moving Gitmo to America 2009-12-15

President Obama's decision to close Guantanamo and move its remaining detainees to a federal prison in Illinois is a welcome and important step in rejecting …

Business Mirror: Senators slam no-shows in private-armies inquiry 2009-12-15

As martial law itself—as well as the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus—has been revoked, any review of the factual bases …

Houston Chronicle: Some terror trials to be held at feds' Illinois lockup 2009-12-15

… defended the decision, saying former President George W. Bush recognized the need to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and that was supported …

Washington Post: Va. panel refuses to recommend legislation regarding 'sexting' 2009-12-15

Mary Devoy, of Reform Sex Offender Laws of Virginia, warned that requiring young people convicted of sexting to register as sex offenders undermines the sex …

truthout: Why ACORN Won 2009-12-15

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its allies in 75 cities will again have access to millions of federal dollars to counsel …

Big Government (blog): Changing gitmo's Address, Doesn't Change Terrorists Motives 2009-12-15

It should be opened as a state or federal prison to ease overcrowding, but not to house the most dangerous terrorists in the world.

Baltimore Sun (blog): Detainees move to Gitmo North 2009-12-15

Continuing to hold these suspects indefinitely as "enemy combatants" who are not entitled to the protections of US law has been a sore point for …

Minda News: Ampatuan has sore eyes but doc says he can be presented in court 2009-12-15

Habeas Corpus is a legal action through which a person can seek relief from unlawful detention of him or herself, or of another person.

World War 4 Report: Federal judge denies Yemeni Gitmo detainee's habeas petition 2009-12-15

14 denied Yemeni Guantánamo Bay detainee Musa'ab Al-Madhwani's petition for habeas corpus, ruling that the government may continue to detain him.

Frontline: RK RAGHAVAN 2009-12-15

After losing twice in Florida courts, he moved Federal Courts on a habeas corpus writ on the grounds that his lawyer had failed to inform the jury about h …

Huffington Post (blog): "Model Prisoner" at Guantanamo, Tortured in the "Dark Prison," Loses H … 2009-12-15

On Monday, District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan handed the government its ninth victory (against 31 losses to date) in the habeas corpus petitions of …

Press TV: MKO refuses to comply with Iraqi order to leave 2009-12-15

… by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki the group should first be moved to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and later to a 1950s detention camp in southern Iraq.

PW-Philadelphia Weekly (blog): Guantanamo detainees headed to Illinois prison; now what about Bagram? 2009-12-15

As I explained a few months ago: "The US is free to hold prisoners of war at Bagram without giving them habeas corpus rights. The problem in this particular …

The News International: PHC dismisses petition in missing persons case 2009-12-15

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) Tuesday dismissed a habeas corpus petition after the petitioner's counsel told the court that talks were underway …

Herald Sun: Guantanamo Bay prisoners will move to Illinois 2009-12-15

The Chicago Tribune earlier reported that the facility would house between 35 and 90 detainees to be transferred from the controversial detention camp …

ISRIA: Czech Republic – MFA – Ministry Bought Out Lands for Roma Victims Memorial 2009-12-15

Miroslava Kopicová, Minister of Education, signed a contract worth 20 million crowns for the purchase of the area of a former detention camp for the Rom …

Lamar University: Faculty duo earn national honor 2009-12-15

… the 'War on Terror' and the Iraq War, such as when Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus and established military tribunals," Baker said.

Wall Street Journal: Now or Never for obamacare 2009-12-15

Lieberman's rejection of the Dem leadership's compromise, which had put the Senate on track to pass reform by Christmas, makes it possible (though still …

The Hill: Obama administration transferring Guantanamo detainees to Illinois 2009-12-15

"It's not an issue of how secure the prison is — it's an issue of giving terrorist enemy combatants access to the same rights as US citizens," Smith said.

The News International: Two kidnappers sentenced to life 2009-12-15

The recovery orders were issued by the district and sessions court on a habeas corpus petition filed by detenue's mother Sitara Bibi, a resident of Sandh …

Philippine Star: No immediate Supreme Court ruling on petitions vs martial law 2009-12-15

… saying "circumstances behind every declaration of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus would always be different …

Reuters AlertNet: Nepal: Hand Over Murder Suspect to Police 2009-12-15

Human Rights Watch urged donors supporting the peace process and security reform, such as the European Union, US, and the United Nations, to let the Nepal …

Tasmania Examiner: Risdon violence `not a riot' 2009-12-15

Tasmanian Prison Reform spokesman Greg Barns objected to Mr Williams's criticism of the inmates involved. "The Government should not be making a judgement …

Tasmania Mercury: Drug program goes begging 2009-12-15

… accidents as a result of substance abuse?" Prison Action Reform's Greg Barns said funding the program was infinitely cheaper than locking people in Risdon.

Chicago Daily Herald (blog): GOP views on Thomson prison 2009-12-15

Others said the modern, maximum-security prison is needed to house Illinois inmates to reduce overcrowding and staff overtime at other state prison.

Washington Examiner: Gene Healy: Making criminals out of all Americans 2009-12-15

Bills currently before Congress would send Americans to federal prison for eating horsemeat or selling goods falsely labeled as "Native American.

Upside Down World: Speech by Rodolfo Pastor de Maria y Campos at Georgetown University 2009-12-15

Gang members had been extensively persecuted and exterminated by Maduro´s government (through massive prison fires that are still being investigated).

Houston Chronicle: New treatment programs credited as prison population slows 2009-12-15

At the same time, the state is becoming the unlikely new role model for a prison reform movement spreading across the country. State Rep.

UNM Daily Lobo: Deported student to finish degree 2009-12-15

"They didn't put me in prison because my record was clean, but they took me straight to immigration in El Paso and they took me to Juarez, where I currently …

Greenville Daily Reflector: Modular unit open; expansion begins at Eastern Elementary 2009-12-15

Three others were scheduled to be auctioned, but were instead relocated to Ridgewood Elementary to help with overcrowding. In all, there are 110 stand-alone …

Saudi Gazette: Iran to try 3 infiltrating Americans 2009-12-15

They have been held in Iran's Evin prison, where Swiss diplomats have visited them twice and said they are healthy. Because the US and Iran do not …

Straits Times: Thaksin addresses ministers 2009-12-15

Siwarak, 31, was handed a seven-year prison sentence last week for supplying Thaksin's flight schedule to the Thai embassy, but he left Prey Sar jail early …

Columbus Dispatch: Strickland: School cuts only option to fix budget 2009-12-15

Strickland pledged to reform construction law but not before the budget crisis is resolved. That, he said, will be even more difficult after Dec.

News & Issues (blog): In 2010, Judge Obama by His Actions, Not Eloquent Words – About 2009-12-15

Think Guantanamo Bay detention camp closure, think green technology, think teacher residency and mentoring programs. If you heard Obama's bitten word …

Arab Times: Tehran preps 'N-bomb' gear 2009-12-15

The detentions were announced a day after Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave a stern warning to the pro-reform opposition, accusing it …

Huffington Post (blog): Let's Talk About Crime – Not Run From It 2009-12-14

Your recent letters have ranged from praise to rage – on crime and justice topics as diverse as prison reform, child molesters and crime statistics.

DAWN.com: Govt barred from extraditing six Americans 2009-12-14

Khwaja Sharif passed the order on a habeas corpus petition filed by Khalid Khwaja of Defence Human Rights, an NGO, through his counsel Tariq Asad.

Common Dreams (press release): Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit Seeking Accountability for Guantanamo Torture 2009-12-14

Bush, which held that Guantánamo is de facto US territory and that detainees have a Constitutional right to habeas corpus. On remand, the DC Circu …

guardian.co.uk: New Law to allow killing in self-defence 2009-12-14

The Republic's Law Reform Commission today recommended the law of self-defence which would apply to persons defending themselves, their family or their home …

Dissident Voice: Why ACORN Won 2009-12-14

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its allies in 75 cities will again have access to millions of federal dollars to counsel …

Christian Science Monitor: Supreme Court refuses case on Guantanamo detainees and torture 2009-12-14

… gain a clear statement from America's highest court on the scope of legal protections for those held at the US detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

PR Newswire (press release): Task Force Releases Plan for Transforming New York State's Juvenile Justice System 2009-12-14

"It is our hope that this report will be an important tool for driving New York State's juvenile justice reform efforts, and we look forward to continuing …

ABS CBN News: 4 justices still want to rule on martial law 2009-12-14

Under a state of martial law as defined in the 1987 Constitution, only the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, which means the military can conduct arrest …

US Department of State: Remarks on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century 2009-12-14

And we believe strongly that those who advocate peacefully for reform within the constitution, such as Charter 2008 signatories, should not be prosecuted.

The News International: Unlawful detention 2009-12-14

On December 10, Mohamed Yamin had filed a habeas corpus application under Section 491 of the CrPC in the court against the illegal detention of his …

Albany Times Union (blog): (Still the) AM Roundup 2009-12-14

(TU) New York's juvenile prison system is dangerously flawed, according to a new draft report submitted to the goevrnor. (NYT) Fred Dicker says Senate …

Lebanon: Hizbullah's arms block progess on rights – NGO – Daily Star 2009-12-14

The ratification obliges Lebanon to establish a national instrument to monitor prison conditions and prevent torture. Although Lebanon ratified …

Independent Political Report: Wayne Allyn Root: "Obama May Be a Socialist If…" 2009-12-14

If you want to lower the cost of healthcare…but you won't support tort reform…even though lawyers, lawsuits, legal abuse, and defensive medicine combine …

Philippine Star: Time to leave behind martial law issue, says Malacañang 2009-12-14

… of martial law facilitated the arrests of these people as the proclamation of the President included the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.

New Haven Independent: Yes, He Wants This Job 2009-12-14

"We're counting on a Democratic governor [to win in 2010 and] to not go to prison — and to be healthy." Lembo has a day job: the state's "healthc …

Philippine Information Agency: Ampatuan kin lauds gov't for 8-day Martial Law 2009-12-14

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lifted martial law Saturday (December 12) and restored the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao, however retains a state …

Daily Nation: Just jail me, only let me read 2009-12-14

Information is power, as these inmates at the Naivasha Maximum Security Prison know only too well. A former inmate at the reform facility, Joel Mwangi …

Washington Post: US can continue to detain Yemeni 2009-12-14

Hogan's ruling came in a federal lawsuit brought by Madhwani that challenged his confinement under the centuries-old legal doctrine of habeas corpus.

AUTO-MOBI.info: Two Prominent Massachusetts Nurse Activists Assume Leadership Role In Newly … 2009-12-14

… better practice conditions for nurses, and real health reform that is in the best interests of our patients and communities," Piknick said.

The Nation, Pakistan: LHC orders against detainees deportation 2009-12-14

… that the held Americans have not presented in the court and no lawyer was allowed to approach them, this is unlawful and comes under habeas corpus.

Greenville Daily Reflector: Lieberman supported Medicare expansion 2009-12-14

AP sources: Ill prison to get some Gitmo detainees AP Democrats circulated video Monday from a Connecticut newspaper's interview in September showing …

Manila Bulletin: GMA to defend '1959' 2009-12-14

He senators said the two conditions for declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpus – rebellion and invasion – were not present.

NBC4i.com: Senate Sits On HB 318 While Libraries & Districts Wait 2009-12-14

"Yes, construction reform will save dollars, but, in fact, they don't even have the votes on the Republican side to support this bill as a stand alone," …

Herald.ie: Call to give homeowners right to use lethal force 2009-12-14

The Law Reform Commission document states that the requirement to retreat where possible should not apply when the attack is in the home.

9&10 News: Health care differences…Bankers pressed…Afghanistan surge 2009-12-14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will convene tonight in a bid to resolve a number of major differences over health care reform.

Manila Bulletin: Lawyers ask SC to rule of Martial Law petitions 2009-12-14

"The lifting of PP 1959 imposing martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao does not change …

SAMAA TV: LHC blocks deportation of US nationals 2009-12-14

The suspects were arrested on December 9 and they are still kept in habeas corpus. The detainees are not presented in front of any magistrate yet.

NBC4i.com: Senate Sits On HB 318 While Libraries & Districts Wait 2009-12-14

"Yes, construction reform will save dollars, but, in fact, they don't even have the votes on the Republican side to support this bill as a stand alone," …

Center for Responsive Politics: Capital Eye Opener: Monday, December 14 2009-12-14

Rod Blagojevich, who faces a lengthy trip to federal prison, allegedly engaged. "I know there are further reforms to be made, and I am committed to making …

National Review Online (blog): It's Hard to Be 'Soft' on Crime [Eli Lehrer] 2009-12-14

I agree entirely with his central point that we need to steer a middle course on prison reform. We can't go back to the "bad old days" of sky-high crime …

Vail Daily News: Vail Valley Voices: Should have just said no 2009-12-14

Demand that health care reform be enacted with a public option and other measures that reduce medical expenses for all Americans. • Shut down Gitmo.

truthout: DoJ to Seek Dismissal of Rendition Lawsuit Against CIA 2009-12-14

Recalling candidate Obama's pledge to reform the state secrets privilege, his supporters have been trying to calculate how the new president reache …

Tulsa Today: State Senator Calls For Abolishing Death Penalty 2009-12-14

"Since 1973, 135 death row inmates in the United States have been released from prison after they were determined to be innocent," said John …

Free Speech Radio News: Iran says hikers will stand trial 2009-12-14

While the Court had previously held that detainees have a constitutional right to habeas corpus, in refusing to hear Rasul v. Meyers the Court let stand …

Indian Country Today: Challenging the master narratives about government health care 2009-12-14

Tom Coburn, R-Okla., repeated this narrative in his attack against the Senate's health care reform bill. He again called the IHS "a failure.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (blog): Quinn, Ryan show big leads in early poll of Illinois primaries 2009-12-14

The poll shows that David Hoffman, the high-profile, monied ex-Chicago inspected general who was on Quinn's reform panel and has already had TV commercial …

Attleboro Sun Chronicle: Latin leaves scene with nary a whimper 2009-12-14

… botany (floribundas – with many flowers), and law (habeas corpus – present the body), and everyday words such as feline, solar, optical.

GMA news.tv: Arroyo to explain martial law decision before Copenhagen trip 2009-12-14

The 1987 Constitution states that "within 48 hours from the proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of writ of habeas corpu …

Malaya: SC pressed to hear suit on martial law 2009-12-14

… filed petitions assailing the constitutionality of Proclamation 1959 which also suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province.

ABS CBN News: Joint session on martial law adjourns 2009-12-14

The scheduled voting on Tuesday, December 15, on the possible revocation of Proclamation 1959 declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpu …

World War 4 Report: Philippines: growing calls for martial law in Mindanao 2009-12-14

12, reinstating habeas corpus rights in the province. Another proclamation declaring a "state of emergency" in the province will remain in effect …

GMA news.tv: 'Historic' joint session closes, fails to vote on martial law 2009-12-14

… to Proclamation 1959, which placed Maguindanao under martial rule and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in many areas of the province for a week.

Big Government (blog): A Value-Added Tax Won't Solve the Deficit Crisis 2009-12-14

Let's bring back the debtors prison and fill it wth politicians who increase spending. This nation may have a prison overcrowding issue but we will be debt …

Seattle Times: Clinton: New sanctions on Iran needed 2009-12-14

Administration officials also want to see lawmakers deal first with health care reform, according to congressional aides.

Business Mirror: ARMM a complete failure 2009-12-14

… and the masterminds, it could have done so without the recourse to martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.

Chicago Current: Two Reality Shows Lift Veil on Cook County Jail 2009-12-14

In the 1980s, Sheriff James O'Grady — pledging reform — rewarded unqualified supporters with 450 law enforcement jobs. His undersheriff served prison time …

The Guardsman Online: Dying for change we can believe in 2009-12-14

His administration passed the Orwellian nightmare known as the Patriot Act and used it to suspend habeas corpus and spy on its political opponents.

Jerusalem Post: Prisoner Rehab Authority founder advises Ugandan jail on reform program 2009-12-14

Hoffman, a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation reform in Israel, spent five days in Uganda earlier this month to help prison authorities and …

Manila Standard Today: An incentive to best practices 2009-12-14

… although the Constitution is clear that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is not automatically suspended with the declaration of martial …

BusinessWorld Online: What a shame! 2009-12-14

"Presidential proclamation 1959 declaring a 'state of martial law' and suspending the writ of habeas corpus is so inane and so baseless that even a law …

WEBCommentary: Family awarded damages – son died of heat and neglect in prison 2009-12-14

The overcrowding has caused deliberate indifference and medical neglect to be a pattern which results in the death of a prisoner every day.

Southwest News-Herald: Quinn's Pension "Truth" At Odds With Own Pension Task Force 2009-12-14

UNDATED – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn accused his opponent of not being "truthful" about the role pension reform will have to play …

Bloomberg: US High Court Rejects Appeal Alleging Torture at Guantanamo 2009-12-14

… in light of a just-issued high court decision that said Guantanamo prisoners had the right to file so-called habeas corpus petitions seeking relief.

News On 6: State Senator Seeks to Repeal Death Penalty 2009-12-14

Now there a push to abolish the death penalty in Oklahoma as part of a prison reform effort. "When she talks about wanting to make some reform in …

New York Times: Case Shined First Light on Abuse of Children 2009-12-14

Applying a novel use of habeas corpus, Gerry argued there was good reason to believe that Mary Ellen would be subjected to irreparable harm unless she w …

just-style.com: US: Trade group calls for military clothing reform 2009-12-14

… removing the preferential treatment the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) receives when bidding for government contracts could help grow domestic jobs.

Times Online: Rowland's 'unacceptable face of capitalism' vexed Ted Heath 2009-12-14

Born in a detention camp for aliens in India during the First World War (his father was German), Rowland became one of Britain's most famous — some would …

Malay Mail: Mixed views on Simpang Renggam 2009-12-14

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent call made by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu for the government to close the Simpang Renggam detention camp has received …

Security Management: Example of Shoebomber Worries Critics of Imprisoning Gitmo Detainees Inside US 2009-12-14

Critics of the Obama administration's decision to try and imprison Guantanamo Bay detainees, known as enemy combatants, on US soil say this tendency …

Platinum News Online: Lawyer Wants Murder Accused to Get Bail 2009-12-14

Davis-Small also pointed out that she has received good reports from the prison about Thomas since she has been on remand. Prosecution did not object to …

News Today Online: Joint session on martial law to adjourn today 2009-12-14

1959 declaring a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao, except for certain …

Lancaster Eagle Gazette: Presidents have long history of executive prerogative 2009-12-13

Local officials refused to quell this illegal action so Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus — a legal concept to prevent improper detention — …

GroundReport: Philippines: Martial Law over in Maguindanao – State of Emegency still in effect 2009-12-13

… lifting the state of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao province, saying that the objectives of her …

Davao Today: The imposition of ML in Maguindanao smacks of treachery and tyranny! 2009-12-13

And since the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, wanton arrests of supposed suspects may only victimize innocent Moro civilians and spawn human right …

Examiner.com: Two Party American Political System Still Solidly In Place But for How Long ? 2009-12-13

Your party's unofficial leader President Obama, is now continuing to operate under the suspension of Habeas Corpus, out of country "Black Prisons" …

Scoop.co.nz (press release): Philippines: Martial Law Dilutes Human Rights 2009-12-13

Martial rule and suspension of writ of habeas corpus, which allows warrantless arrests, detention and conduct of searches, have been a convenient soluti …

CounterCurrents.org: The Curious Case Of Vikram Buddhi 2009-12-13

No wonder, President Obama announced the closing down of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in his first Presidential address to the nation.

ABS CBN News: Arroyo critics push for SC ruling on Maguindanao martial law 2009-12-13

… of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus or the extension thereof, and must promulgate its decision thereon within thirty days from its filing.

Daily Times: Court orders FIRs against SSP Khattab, SIs, ASI 2009-12-13

Muhammad Yamin, Naeem's father had filed the Habeas Corpus application alleging that his son Naeem, daughter-in-law Samina and their friend was arrested …

Philippine Star: What they want 2009-12-13

… declaring martial law anywhere, any time, suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus and using this weapon for partisan purposes.

Malaya: Opposition won't let 1959 die 2009-12-13

"As a result, the martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus under Proclamation 1959 dragged for more than eight days.

Davao Today: IBP Davao Statement on Proclamation No. 1959 Declaring The State Of Martial … 2009-12-13

Within forty-eight hours from the proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the President shall submit …

LubbockOnline.com: Death penalty cases more expensive than lifetime imprisonment, but local CD … 2009-12-13

A judge must appoint attorneys for both a direct appeal and state writ of habeas corpus. The direct appeal is limited to what occurred during the trial …

ABS CBN News: 'Govt willpower vs lawlessness not martial law needed in Basilan' 2009-12-13

Biazon said martial law does not grant additional powers to the government except for the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.

BusinessWorld Online: Nothing to fear but fear itself 2009-12-13

12, 2009 ending the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the area. The chilling martial law declaration in Maguindanao was the first after Ferd …

The Argus: Facing life with — and without — chance of parole 2009-12-14

Despite a federal court order to reduce the state's prison overcrowding, neither Schwarzenegger nor corrections officials have suggested considering violent …

Huffington Post (blog): Let's Talk About Crime – Not Run From It 2009-12-14

Your recent letters have ranged from praise to rage – on crime and justice topics as diverse as prison reform, child molesters and crime statistics.

Spero News: Weak Judiciary Push Some Afghans To Taliban 2009-12-14

Reform efforts appear to be failing to the point that many Afghans are turning to another power for justice — the Taliban. By RFE/RL When Kabul's mayor w …

Spero News: Weak Judiciary Pushes Some Afghans To Taliban 2009-12-14

Reform efforts appear to be failing to the point that many Afghans are turning to another power for justice — the Taliban. By RFE/RL When Kabul's mayor w …

Halifax: President Obama gives himself a 'good solid B-plus' grade for first year in office – Metro Canada 2009-12-14

Obama says the only thing that stands in the way of giving himself a better grade is that some elements of his agenda – health care reform and putting more …

680 News: World News 2009-12-14

BANGKOK, Thailand – The crew of a cargo plane loaded with war weapons from North Korea was ordered Monday to remain in a Thai prison for 12 days for further …

Dissident Voice: Why ACORN Won 2009-12-14

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its allies in 75 cities will again have access to millions of federal dollars to counsel …

Common Dreams (press release): Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit Seeking Accountability for Guantanamo Torture 2009-12-14

Bush, which held that Guantánamo is de facto US territory and that detainees have a Constitutional right to habeas corpus. On remand, the DC Circu …

World War 4 Report: Philippines: growing calls for martial law in Mindanao 2009-12-14

12, reinstating habeas corpus rights in the province. Another proclamation declaring a "state of emergency" in the province will remain in effect …

DefenceWeb (press release): Libya still jailing dissenters: Human Rights Watch 2009-12-14

Libya is jailing people for their political views, years after committing to reform, Human Rights Watch said in a report released. The New York-based group …

SOS Children: China activist's charge step back for rights 2009-12-14

But thee case of human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, 53, who has spent most of the past 20 years in prison or under arrest, speaks volumes about what is going …

Irish Independent: Reformers seek 'licence to kill' 2009-12-14

"It's going to happen again and again unless we get law reform," said Keith Barry. It also came days after an elderly couple was attacked in their Co …

AllAfrica.com: Nigeria: 'I'm Glad to Suffer Hardship For Democracy in Gombe' 2009-12-14

He was recently remanded in prison custody over allegations he made concerning political violence in Gombe State. In this interview, Alhaji Ibrahim …

Scoop.co.nz (press release): Experiences Of Abahlali Basemjondolo In Durban 2009-12-14

Kennedy Road like several other shack settlements across South Africa had poor living conditions with respect to overcrowding, water and sanitation.

Reuters: US shoe-bomber case weighs on Guantanamo detainees 2009-12-14

With good behavior, the British-born follower of Osama bin Laden might be transferred in future years to a less secure prison facility, court papers said.

OpEdNews: Challenging the master narratives about government health care 2009-12-14

Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, repeated this narrative in his attack against the Senate's health care reform bill. He again called the IHS "a failure.

Tapped (blog): Will The Tea Party Right Derail Criminal Justice Reform? 2009-12-14

… gives conservatives cover to support policies that reduce the size of the prison population and its associated social and economic costs, then great.

Christian Science Monitor: Supreme Court refuses case on Guantanamo detainees and torture 2009-12-14

… gain a clear statement from America's highest court on the scope of legal protections for those held at the US detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

ScienceBlogs (blog): Eyewitness Testimony and Criminal Justice Reform 2009-12-14

The article begins: As of this writing, 244 people have been exonerated by means of DNA evidence, most leaving prison cells after many years in prison.

RTE.ie: New self defence law recommended 2009-12-14

Mr Ahern said the Government had accepted the recommendation made by the Law Reform Commission in its draft Criminal Law Bill. Speaking on RTÉ Radio …

PR Newswire (press release): Task Force Releases Plan for Transforming New York State's Juvenile Justice System 2009-12-14

"It is our hope that this report will be an important tool for driving New York State's juvenile justice reform efforts, and we look forward to continuing …

ABS CBN News: 4 justices still want to rule on martial law 2009-12-14

Under a state of martial law as defined in the 1987 Constitution, only the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, which means the military can conduct arrest …

Mmegi Online: Perseverance Works Wonders For Mosojane 2009-12-14

He also expressed concern at the overcrowding in the Francistown Prison which is in his area. He said the facility should be expanded to ease congestion.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Iran makes arrests over torn ayatollah photo 2009-12-14

In demonstrations on university campuses last week, supporters of Iran's pro-reform opposition movement burned and trampled on pictures of Supreme Leader …

Tulsa World: Tulsa jail transferring inmates to save costs 2009-12-14

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has come up with a simple solution to overcrowding at the Tulsa Jail — send …

WEBCommentary: Family awarded damages – son died of heat and neglect in prison 2009-12-14

The overcrowding has caused deliberate indifference and medical neglect to be a pattern which results in the death of a prisoner every day.

The Nation, Pakistan: LHC orders against detainees deportation 2009-12-14

… that the held Americans have not presented in the court and no lawyer was allowed to approach them, this is unlawful and comes under habeas corpus.

Manila Standard Today: An incentive to best practices 2009-12-14

… although the Constitution is clear that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is not automatically suspended with the declaration of martial …

Viet Nam News: December 14 in History 2009-12-14

The first to be elected was Irish nationalist Countess Markievicz of Sinn Fein, who could not take her seat as she was in prison.

Ireland Online: Call for clarity on crime victims defending themselves 2009-12-14

Professor Finbarr McCauley, Law Reform Commission (LRC), said the review found that self-defence should be renamed legitimate defence.

News Today Online: Joint session on martial law to adjourn today 2009-12-14

1959 declaring a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao, except for certain …

Malay Mail: Mixed views on Simpang Renggam 2009-12-14

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent call made by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu for the government to close the Simpang Renggam detention camp has received …

New Haven Independent: Yes, He Wants This Job 2009-12-14

"We're counting on a Democratic governor [to win in 2010 and] to not go to prison — and to be healthy." Lembo has a day job: the state's "healthc …

Medical News Today (press release): Blogs Comment On Coakley Victory, Nelson Amendment, Incarcerated Pregnant Women 2009-12-14

~ "Pregnant, in Prison and Denied Care," Rachel Roth, The Nation : In 2009, "incarcerated women and their allies have achieved a remarkable string …

SAMAA TV: LHC blocks deportation of US nationals 2009-12-14

The suspects were arrested on December 9 and they are still kept in habeas corpus. The detainees are not presented in front of any magistrate yet.

Bikya Masr: Libya lagging behind on rights 2009-12-14

"Every Libyan knows that the true reform in the country will not be possible so long as the Internal Security Agency remains above the law," said Sarah Leah …

Stateline.org: Nightmare scenarios haunt states 2009-12-14

Federal courts have ordered the state to reduce prison overcrowding by a third. The state is also operating under several court-ordered mandates to provide …

Business Mirror: ARMM a complete failure 2009-12-14

… and the masterminds, it could have done so without the recourse to martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.

Manila Bulletin: Lawyers ask SC to rule of Martial Law petitions 2009-12-14

"The lifting of PP 1959 imposing martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao does not change …

Louisville Courier-Journal: Clark County judge offers new approach 2009-12-14

Moore has made the most news, so far, by his sentence of Yalanda Parrish to 10 years in prison in a road-rage shooting. Some called the term too harsh …

West Virginia MetroNews: A Speedy Transition 2009-12-14

With Spears leading the way, Military Affairs and Public Safety has tackled several large issues including homeland security and prison overcrowding.

Tasmania Mercury: Two prison guards injured 2009-12-14

Prison Action Reform spokesman and Mercury columnist Greg Barns said budget and staffing cuts at the prison had been contributing to tension within the jail …

National Review Online (blog): It's Hard to Be 'Soft' on Crime [Eli Lehrer] 2009-12-14

I agree entirely with his central point that we need to steer a middle course on prison reform. We can't go back to the "bad old days" of sky-high crime …

AUTO-MOBI.info: Two Prominent Massachusetts Nurse Activists Assume Leadership Role In Newly … 2009-12-14

… better practice conditions for nurses, and real health reform that is in the best interests of our patients and communities," Piknick said.

New York Times: Prisons of Our Own Making 2009-12-14

Above all, it requires conservatives to take ownership of prison reform, and correct the system they helped build. The Democrats still lack credibility …

Albany Times Union (blog): (Still the) AM Roundup 2009-12-14

(TU) New York's juvenile prison system is dangerously flawed, according to a new draft report submitted to the goevrnor. (NYT) Fred Dicker says Senate …

San Bernardino Sun: Costs too high 2009-12-14

… let's not fool ourselves into thinking we should put prison reform on hold because low-risk inmates are needed to fight fires at a cost that doesn't …

Chicago Sun-Times: State prisons secretly release inmates 2009-12-14

He supports the early release but challenged lawmakers to confront prison overcrowding caused by long sentences for minor crimes, such as drug possession.

Journal: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Death sought for crimes against kids – Las Vegas Review 2009-12-14

The latest poll on Nevada's 2010 Senate race suggests Reid's push for health care reform is not helping him with voters back home. A Rasmussen Reports poll …

GMA news.tv: 'Historic' joint session closes, fails to vote on martial law 2009-12-14

… to Proclamation 1959, which placed Maguindanao under martial rule and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in many areas of the province for a week.

Bloomberg: US High Court Rejects Appeal Alleging Torture at Guantanamo 2009-12-14

… in light of a just-issued high court decision that said Guantanamo prisoners had the right to file so-called habeas corpus petitions seeking relief.

Southwest News-Herald: Quinn's Pension "Truth" At Odds With Own Pension Task Force 2009-12-14

UNDATED – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn accused his opponent of not being "truthful" about the role pension reform will have to play …

Herald.ie: Call to give homeowners right to use lethal force 2009-12-14

The Law Reform Commission document states that the requirement to retreat where possible should not apply when the attack is in the home.

Manila Bulletin: GMA to defend '1959' 2009-12-14

He senators said the two conditions for declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpus – rebellion and invasion – were not present.

Philippine Star: Time to leave behind martial law issue, says Malacañang 2009-12-14

… of martial law facilitated the arrests of these people as the proclamation of the President included the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.

Tulsa World: Inmate transfers cut costs 2009-12-14

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has come up with a simple solution to overcrowding at the Tulsa Jail — send …

ABS CBN News: Joint session on martial law adjourns 2009-12-14

The scheduled voting on Tuesday, December 15, on the possible revocation of Proclamation 1959 declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpu …

Platinum News Online: Lawyer Wants Murder Accused to Get Bail 2009-12-14

Davis-Small also pointed out that she has received good reports from the prison about Thomas since she has been on remand. Prosecution did not object to …

Altoona Mirror: Probation officer a good deal 2009-12-14

Compare what it would cost for another probation officer to what taxpayers would have to shell out to place a drunken driver in prison.

just-style.com: US: Trade group calls for military clothing reform 2009-12-14

… removing the preferential treatment the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) receives when bidding for government contracts could help grow domestic jobs.

Examiner.com: President Obama: Should he create a specific job recovery plan for Afric … 2009-12-14

We don't need a President to reform a system that was setup to work against people of color. We need a revolutionary who will do things that revolutionize …

Malaya: SC pressed to hear suit on martial law 2009-12-14

… filed petitions assailing the constitutionality of Proclamation 1959 which also suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province.

Philippine Information Agency: Ampatuan kin lauds gov't for 8-day Martial Law 2009-12-14

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lifted martial law Saturday (December 12) and restored the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao, however retains a state …

Attleboro Sun Chronicle: Latin leaves scene with nary a whimper 2009-12-14

… botany (floribundas – with many flowers), and law (habeas corpus – present the body), and everyday words such as feline, solar, optical.

Security Management: Example of Shoebomber Worries Critics of Imprisoning Gitmo Detainees Inside US 2009-12-14

Critics of the Obama administration's decision to try and imprison Guantanamo Bay detainees, known as enemy combatants, on US soil say this tendency …

Chicago Current: Two Reality Shows Lift Veil on Cook County Jail 2009-12-14

In the 1980s, Sheriff James O'Grady — pledging reform — rewarded unqualified supporters with 450 law enforcement jobs. His undersheriff served prison time …

Monthly Review: Farmers, Mao, and Discontent in China 2009-12-14

In addition, many farmers had received land and other assets during the land reform and felt a responsibility to the government. The majority of the Chinese …

Daily Nation: Just jail me, only let me read 2009-12-14

Information is power, as these inmates at the Naivasha Maximum Security Prison know only too well. A former inmate at the reform facility, Joel Mwangi …

InTheNews.co.uk: Obama awards himself B+ for first year 2009-12-14

He was also forced to accept that a pledged to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay by January 22nd 2010 would not be met, while he was unable …

Independent Political Report: Wayne Allyn Root: "Obama May Be a Socialist If…" 2009-12-14

If you want to lower the cost of healthcare…but you won't support tort reform…even though lawyers, lawsuits, legal abuse, and defensive medicine combine …

BusinessWorld Online: What a shame! 2009-12-14

"Presidential proclamation 1959 declaring a 'state of martial law' and suspending the writ of habeas corpus is so inane and so baseless that even a law …

Behavioral Health Central (blog): Mothballed site readied for men's re-entry facility: Signs of life at pri … 2009-12-14

It is part of plans to reduce California prison overcrowding that caused federal judges to step in with threats to the state of releasing up to 40000 …

Irish Examiner: Report backs use of lethal force in defence 2009-12-14

The recommendation is included in the report Defences in Criminal Law, published by the Law Reform Commission. On the defence of a dwelling …

GMA news.tv: Arroyo to explain martial law decision before Copenhagen trip 2009-12-14

The 1987 Constitution states that "within 48 hours from the proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of writ of habeas corpu …

Lancaster Eagle Gazette: Presidents have long history of executive prerogative 2009-12-13

Local officials refused to quell this illegal action so Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus — a legal concept to prevent improper detention — …

Swans: Some Lines In Favour Of A Troupe Of Buffalo Flying Over The White House … 2009-12-13

It is clear that Obama is not about to introduce a radical reform of US education, the quality of which appears to be at an all-time low.

CounterCurrents.org: The Curious Case Of Vikram Buddhi 2009-12-13

No wonder, President Obama announced the closing down of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in his first Presidential address to the nation.

GroundReport: Philippines: Martial Law over in Maguindanao – State of Emegency still in effect 2009-12-13

… lifting the state of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao province, saying that the objectives of her …

Zambia News: Iranian students accused of buring image of Ayatollah Khomeini 2009-12-13

Students have since said authorities are using the images as a pretext of cracking down hard on their pro-reform movement. State television has repeatedly …

Examiner.com: Two Party American Political System Still Solidly In Place But for How Long ? 2009-12-13

Your party's unofficial leader President Obama, is now continuing to operate under the suspension of Habeas Corpus, out of country "Black Prisons" …

Scoop.co.nz (press release): Philippines: Martial Law Dilutes Human Rights 2009-12-13

Martial rule and suspension of writ of habeas corpus, which allows warrantless arrests, detention and conduct of searches, have been a convenient soluti …

Tasmania Examiner: Two guards assaulted at Risdon Prison 2009-12-13

It is believed the alleged assaults occurred during an incident in the prison's medium security section. Prison Action Reform lawyer Greg Barns told …

Tasmania Examiner: Risdon Prison in lockdown after assaults 2009-12-13

Two inmates asked to be moved to a different part of the prison. Prison Action Reform spokesman Greg Barns said at the scene that he believed the stand-off …

Politico: $446B spending bill clears Congress 2009-12-13

At the same time, Southwest and California lawmakers salvaged $330 million in Justice Department funds for an immigrant-related prison program — which Obam …

Davao Today: The imposition of ML in Maguindanao smacks of treachery and tyranny! 2009-12-13

And since the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, wanton arrests of supposed suspects may only victimize innocent Moro civilians and spawn human right …

Gaea Times (blog): Leading Chinese dissident charged with inciting subversion, faces up to 15 … 2009-12-13

Liu Xiaobo was one of 300 democratic activists in China to author a bold call for constitutional reform last December, reports The Guardian and The Observer …

Los Angeles Times: When California denies a murderer parole, should it need a reason? 2009-12-13

Despite a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding in the state, neither Schwarzenegger nor corrections officials have suggested considering …

Fresno Bee: Iranian student writes of hope, fear over protest 2009-12-13

More than 100 other students, including friends of the diarist, have been arrested in recent weeks, some sentenced to long prison terms.

BusinessWorld Online: Nothing to fear but fear itself 2009-12-13

12, 2009 ending the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the area. The chilling martial law declaration in Maguindanao was the first after Ferd …

Big Hollywood (blog): 25 Greatest Christmas Films: #13 — 'Remember the Night' (1940) 2009-12-13

A three-time loser, Lee is facing some real prison time and it's the job of prosecutor John Sargent (MacMurray) to see to it she serves it.

ABS CBN News: 'Govt willpower vs lawlessness not martial law needed in Basilan' 2009-12-13

Biazon said martial law does not grant additional powers to the government except for the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.

Chicago Sun-Times: Gov. hopefuls weigh in on crime, punishment 2009-12-13

Whitney backs Quinn's plan and said legalizing marijuana and decriminalizing possession of some other narcotics could help reduce jail overcrowding.

LubbockOnline.com: Death penalty cases more expensive than lifetime imprisonment, but local CD … 2009-12-13

A judge must appoint attorneys for both a direct appeal and state writ of habeas corpus. The direct appeal is limited to what occurred during the trial …

Standart News: Bulgarian Pensioners Hope for Christmas Bonuses 2009-12-12

To his words, Bulgaria should accept one inmate from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, without fearing possible terrorist attacks because, to his word …

89.3 KPCC: States release inmates early to cut prison costs 2009-12-13

"The overcrowding conditions — those things certainly come into play." Treatment and training, through programs like those already offered at the Department …

ABS CBN News: Arroyo critics push for SC ruling on Maguindanao martial law 2009-12-13

… of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus or the extension thereof, and must promulgate its decision thereon within thirty days from its filing.

Omaha World-Herald: Guardsmen heed call — again 2009-12-13

… the Nebraskans will likely be running a prison inside Afghanistan, guarding, processing and giving medical care to enemy combatants.

Malaya: Opposition won't let 1959 die 2009-12-13

"As a result, the martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus under Proclamation 1959 dragged for more than eight days.

Fort Smith Times Record: 'King' Of Drug Courts To Retire 2009-12-13

Guntharp says the proliferation of drug courts in the past five years is because of prison overcrowding and the desire by correction officials and lawmaker …

Buffalo News: Good planning needed to ensure success of reforms 2009-12-13

The reform, which took effect on Oct. 7, eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for most drug offenses, restored discretion to judges to sentence …

iSurfHopkinsCo: Legislator's Log by Rep. Brent Yonts 12/13 2009-12-13

The 1 in 35 figure is a little better than the national rate of 1 in 31 adults, but that is little consolation when you consider how fast our pri …

Davao Today: IBP Davao Statement on Proclamation No. 1959 Declaring The State Of Martial … 2009-12-13

Within forty-eight hours from the proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the President shall submit …

Philippine Star: What they want 2009-12-13

… declaring martial law anywhere, any time, suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus and using this weapon for partisan purposes.

Arab Times: Kurdish mps quit parliament; Hundreds of Kurds take to the street 2009-12-13

The reform drive already faltered last week when one person was killed in violent Kurdish protests in the southeast over claims that Ocalan's pri …

Jakarta Globe: Sri Mulyani Hits Back at Critics Over Bank Century 2009-12-13

His comments were met with swift denials by Sri Mulyani, Boediono and Tantular, who is now in prison for fraud. "I never met, talked to or even personally …

Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Inmates target ban on tobacco 2009-12-13

While the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 requires inmates to try to handle their grievances through administrative channels before taking them to …

Jamaica Observer: Jamaica and the world: Aspects of international law 2009-12-13

In the process it may also be of use to others who feel themselves constrained by those invisible but terrible bars which form the prison of class within …

Nashua Telegraph: 10-year highway plan looks familiar, banks on stimulus money for railroad 2009-12-13

The closure of the minimum-security prison in Laconia last summer resulted in about two dozen layoffs. In the run-up to the SEA vote on a proposed two-year …

Daily Times: Court orders FIRs against SSP Khattab, SIs, ASI 2009-12-13

Muhammad Yamin, Naeem's father had filed the Habeas Corpus application alleging that his son Naeem, daughter-in-law Samina and their friend was arrested …

University World News: IRAN: French academic in court 2009-12-13

She was granted bail and released from Insein Prison on 16 August in the care of the French Embassy in Tehran, on the condition that she remained there …

The State Journal-Register: AP report: Illinois prisons shave terms, secretly release inmates 2009-12-13

He supports the early release but challenged lawmakers to confront prison overcrowding caused by long sentences for minor crimes, such as drug possession.

Palm Beach Post: Conservative activists show clout in West Palm Beach 2009-12-13

To the 9-12 and Tea Party groups, that gave too much influence to the commission, which has seen three of its members go to federal prison since 2006.

GroundReport: Philippines: Martial Law over in Maguindanao – State of Emegency still in effect 2009-12-13

… lifting the state of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao province, saying that the objectives of her …

NPR: States Release Inmates Early To Cut Prison Costs 2009-12-13

"The overcrowding conditions — those things certainly come into play." Treatment and training, through programs like those already offered at the Department …

guardian.co.uk: China must be held to account for its political repression 2009-12-13

Liu Xiaobo, a 53-year-old former literature professor, was charged with "inciting subversion of state power", an offence that carries a potential pri …

guardian.co.uk: China puts Charter 08 founder Liu Xiaobo on path to 15 years in prison 2009-12-13

Liu Xiaobo was one of 300 democratic activists in China to author a bold call for constitutional reform last December. The manifesto was published under …

Tampabay.com: We need to know why innocent people are sent to prison 2009-12-13

In order to prevent these kinds of injustices, the nuts and bolts of the criminal justice system need reform. Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, former Florid …

iSurfHopkinsCo: Legislator's Log by Rep. Brent Yonts 12/13 2009-12-13

The 1 in 35 figure is a little better than the national rate of 1 in 31 adults, but that is little consolation when you consider how fast our pri …

MLive.com: State money stops coming in to Jackson County Jail – The Jackson Citizen Patriot 2009-12-13

Jail overcrowding has not been an issue in recent years, he said. He said when an offender is sentenced, judges may try to determine whether they can …

Nashua Telegraph: 10-year highway plan looks familiar, banks on stimulus money for railroad 2009-12-13

The closure of the minimum-security prison in Laconia last summer resulted in about two dozen layoffs. In the run-up to the SEA vote on a proposed two-year …

Palm Beach Post: Heat can wilt corruption 2009-12-13

McCarty, Tony Masilotti and Warren Newell had gone to prison under the federal "honest services" law. Mr. McAuliffe, however, pledged to make corruption …

Today's Zaman: [CONFESSIONS OF A NOT SO YOUNG TURK] A Turkish elitist's dilemma in dealing … 2009-12-13

Within two years of a surprisingly "not so lame service at all," he was sentenced to a year in prison for quoting from a poem by a well-known poet.

Beckley Register-Herald: Miley wants practical approach to judiciary panel 2009-12-13

Another assumption is that his committee will work on some legislation inspired by Manchin's task force on prison overcrowding. A push is afoot to reform …

Los Angeles Times: When California denies a murderer parole, should it need a reason? 2009-12-13

Despite a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding in the state, neither Schwarzenegger nor corrections officials have suggested considering …

Standart News: Bulgarian Pensioners Hope for Christmas Bonuses 2009-12-12

To his words, Bulgaria should accept one inmate from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, without fearing possible terrorist attacks because, to his word …

Palm Beach Post: Conservative activists show clout in West Palm Beach 3 mins ago 2009-12-13

To the 9-12 and Tea Party groups, that gave too much influence to the commission, which has seen three of its members go to federal prison since 2006.

Charleston Gazette: Police: More problems 2009-12-13

Bluefield paid $1 million to a black youth paralyzed by white police. Charleston taxpayers face a costly lawsuit over a chase in which an unarmed fugitive …

Arab Times: Kurdish MPs quit parliament; Hundreds of Kurds take to the street 2009-12-13

The reform drive already faltered last week when one person was killed in violent Kurdish protests in the southeast over claims that Ocalan's pri …

Examiner.com: Change blindness: research and history how Americans are as blind to U … 2009-12-13

This psychological factor, combined with German resentment against blame and payment for WW1, the Nazi partial implementation of monetary reform th …

Albany Times Union: A legacy carved in stone 2009-12-13

If the Legislature doesn't put robust disclosure reform at the top of its to-do list after it returns in January, it will confirm every bad thing that h …

Daily Times: Court orders FIRs against SSP Khattab, SIs, ASI 2009-12-13

Muhammad Yamin, Naeem's father had filed the Habeas Corpus application alleging that his son Naeem, daughter-in-law Samina and their friend was arrested …

OpEdNews: Proposed "Peoples" Health Insurance Bill Provisions via Price Controls 2009-12-12

Failure to comply to this directive order shall result in severe monetary fines or possible mandated prison penalties in regard to any violator depending …

Philippine Information Agency: PGMA lifts martial law in Maguindanao 2009-12-12

by the Presidential News Desk Manila (12 December) — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lifted martial law and restored the writ of habeas corpus …

Swissinfo: HRW to mention Swiss hostages in Libya meeting 2009-12-12

They were sentenced to 16 months in prison by a Libyan court for visa irregularities and tax evasion on December 2. HRW will hold a media conference …

The News International: Unlawful detention 2009-12-12

On Thursday morning, Mohammed Yameen had filed a habeas corpus application through his advocate Haider Abbas, stating that SIU personnel raided h …

The Nation, Pakistan: SHC issues arrest warrants for SP, other cops 2009-12-12

The court took the action on an habeas corpus petition filed by Haji Mohammad Yamin, stating that his son Mohammad Naeem, daughter-in-law Samina and Rehm …

Telegraph.co.uk: Augusto Pinochet's grandson runs in Chile's parliamentary elections 2009-12-12

Mr García Pinochet's proposals for political reform, decentralisation of the state and further tax incentives for companies to invest are not of themselve …

OpEdNews: Andrew Cuomo and the Incredible Industry-Wide Mortgage Fraud Investigation 2009-12-12

Coming on as Mister Reform in forums as far flung as the BBC and Slate magazine. In November, Spitz sniped Treasury Secretary Tiny Tim Geithner (former head …

OpEdNews: Why ACORN Won 2009-12-12

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its allies in 75 cities will again have access to millions of federal dollars to counsel …

OpEdNews: $475000 Wrongful Death Lawsuit Win- Families, Clergy, Attorneys Decry Murder … 2009-12-12

The overcrowding has caused deliberate indifference and medical neglect to be a pattern which results in the death of a prisoner every day.

Democracy Now: Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace on Obama's Peace Prize, Obama's War, Copenhagen … 2009-12-12

After nearly a year underground, he moved out of South Africa, not to return until after the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990.

San Francisco Chronicle (blog): Health for the holidays: The six R's of self-care 2009-12-12

Share in the comments section and keep up on the latest health issues in the news, and healthcare reform insanity/hilarity by signing up for a Doc Gurley …

Inter Press Service: US: Reconsidering War on Drugs 2009-12-12

… does not have to worry about his "tough" credentials and who wants a committee to look at criminal justice reform, including as it regards drug policy.

The Gouverneur Times: Written by Diane Dimond 2009-12-12

Your recent letters have ranged from praise to rage — on crime and justice topics as diverse as prison reform, child molesters and crime statistics.

International Analyst Network: Arab Human Rights Abuses Uncovered In Explosive Report 2009-12-12

An Islamist reform activist was sentenced to a prison term for opposing government policies, and several rights defenders were banned from travel. … a gre …

BBC News: No respite for China's human rights dissidents 2009-12-12

Her husband is facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted of fresh charges for "inciting subversion of the Chinese state". He has been detained for a year …

Deutsche Welle: Bulgaria considers taking Guantanamo inmates 2009-12-12

… to seek out potential hosts for former Guantanamo inmates as part of President Barack Obama's initiative to shut down the controversial detention camp.

Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fm: PHILIPPINES: MANGUDADATU DEFENDS PGMA?S ML PROCLAMATION IN MAGUINDANAO 2009-12-12

1959, declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas corpus in some parts of Maguindanao province, may be lifted before the end of the year.

Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fm: PHILIPPINES: GOV?T CONFIDENT OF DECISIONS IN FAVOR OF MARTIAL LAW 2009-12-12

He said Presidential Proclamation 1959, declaring a state of martial rule in Maguindanao and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpu …

World Socialist Web Site: Philippine president declares martial law in Maguindanao province 2009-12-12

Martial law suspends civil rights, including habeas corpus, thus allowing for arbitrary detention with charge. Arroyo absurdly claimed that martial law …

The News International: Kidnappers awarded death 2009-12-12

The recovery orders were issued by the district and sessions court on a habeas corpus petition filed by detenue's friend Raja Fazal, a resident of Mian Meer …

Manila Times: Martial law lifted: State of emergency stays 2009-12-12

"In view of the accomplishments of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the habeas corpus under Proclamation 1959, the Cabinet has recommended …

Daily Monitor: 'Anti-Federo' Bill tabled, mps insist on waragi ban 2009-12-12

That empty bottle or cigarette butt you throw anyhow on the street could land you into prison should the Anti-Litter Bill 2009 be passed.

BusinessWorld Online: Martial law in Maguindanao lifted 2009-12-12

"In view of the accomplishments of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the habeas corpus under Proclamation 1959, the Cabinet has recommended …

Malay Mail: Simpang Renggam detention camp will not be closed down: Hishamuddin 2009-12-12

… Tun Hussein today said that the ministry would not entertain any requests for the government to close down the Simpang Renggam detention camp in Johor.

Sunday's Zaman: Gov't to stay the course on initiative against all odds 2009-12-12

Türkdogan also said Turkey should take further steps to finalize the reform package. The AK Party government announced its intention to settle the Kurdish …

Daily American Online: Attorney says murder suspect's due process was violated 2009-12-12

Cascio said he would take the request under advisement, along with the issues of habeas corpus, lack of evidence, statute of limitations and change of venue …

The Public Record: Calling Time On The Use Of Secret Evidence In Britain 2009-12-12

It also, dangerously, removes him from the cycle of conviction and sentencing that has existed since the establishment of habeas corpus nearly 800 years ago …

Columbus Dispatch: Governor: Education nightmare draws near 2009-12-12

Here is what the standoff is about: • The 21 Senate Republicans say they want to reform state construction and prison-sentencing laws as part of the bud …

Express Buzz: Custody of minor girl given to 2009-12-12

The bench was disposing of a habeas corpus writ petition from SP Nagalaingam praying for a direction to the police to produce the girl in the court and …

Manila Bulletin: Martial law lifted in Maguindanao 2009-12-12

"What will limit them is the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus – we have to abide by the provisions of the law and the provisions on the conduct …

GMA news.tv: Govt rushes drug search in Ampatuan homes 2009-12-12

Under military rule and with the suspension of the privileges of habeas corpus, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police c …

Philippine Star: GMA lifts martial law: State of emergency stays 2009-12-12

If she can suspend the writ of habeas corpus, she can also proclaim martial law. She can also end it," he said. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri …

Examiner.com: US Rep. Luis Gutierrez works for Mexico 2009-12-12

Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) issued a press release on Friday announcing that he will introduce another bill for so-called 'comprehensive immigration reform'

Daily Times: Warrant issued against SSP for illegal detention 2009-12-12

The warrants were issued in light of a Habeas Corpus application filed by Muhammad Yamin, who alleged that his son, daughter-in-law and three other family …

WAND: Expert: Secret release should spur reform 2009-12-12

AP – December 12, 2009 12:44 PM ET SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A prison expert says the secret early release of Illinois prisoners shows strict sentencing law …

Daily Press: Prostitution in Newport News under fresh scrutiny 2009-12-12

The third arrest will be a felony and be punishable by one to five years in prison, up to 12 months in jail and/or a maximum fine $2500.

Big Government (blog): December 22: Rally to Stop Gitmo Detainees from Coming to Illinois 2009-12-12

The city that supports this prison location is under 600 folks. Nothing like sticking it to the little people. Job creation will be minimal.

Maktoob Business: Kurdish leaders meet after party banned 2009-12-12

The government's reform drive already faltered last week when one person was killed in violent Kurdish protests over claims that jailed PKK leader Abdullah …

Radio New Zealand: More drug programmes in female prisons sought 2009-12-12

The president of the Howard League for Penal Reform, Peter Williams, QC, says Wellington's Arohata Prison is the only jail offering women an effective drug …

Tampabay.com: Under scrutiny, Iraq sells rights to develop oil fields 2009-12-12

… opposition group People's Mujahedeen Organization to a former desert detention camp in the remote south would put them at risk of arrest and torture.

Norwich Evening News: Insight into historic Norwich figure's life 2009-12-12

In his 77-year life, Money is said to have met French king Louis XVII, flown in one of the first ever hot air balloons and instigated a major army reform.

West Virginia Record: THIS JUST IN: Ohio County 2009-12-12

* A writ of Habeas Corpus is filed and claims a sentence of 60 years is disproportionate to the character and degree of his alleged offense in that …

KMPH Fox 26: AP Top News at 6:12 am EST – December 11 2009-12-12

… the writ of habeas corpus, which allowed police and soldiers to arrest suspects without court warrants, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said.

NCR-Iran.org (press release): Iraqi politician criticizes plans for displacement of Iranian exiles from Camp … 2009-12-12

Amnesty International on Friday warned that Iraq's plans to move an Iranian opposition group to a former desert detention camp in the country's remote south …

Tibetan Culture & News Online: TCHRD issues Statement on 61st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration … 2009-12-12

Kunga Tsayang, a Tibetan writer-photographer was arrested on 17 March 2009 and given five years in prison sentence on charges of so-called "disclosing state …

SDNN: San Diego News Network: Two more teens die in alcohol-related crashes 2009-12-12

On Thursday, a Torrey Pines High School student was sentenced to 547 days at a juvenile detention camp after pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter …

Sun-Sentinel.com: Palm Beach County ethics reforms up for final vote 2009-12-12

The ethics reforms come in reaction to three county commissioners in the past three years resigning and going to prison after getting swept up in a federal …

The Northwest Florida Daily News: Authorities: D'Silva violated probation for child neglect 2009-12-12

That didn't sit well with authorities, and D'Silva now could be headed to prison. D'Silva, 21, was arrested May 21 and charged with child neglect …

Tampa Tribune: The president has no clothes 2009-12-12

… and HSPD 20 now in place allow the president to declare a major national emergency and can suspend all constitutional powers, including habeas corpus.

Aljazeera.net: Philippines martial law lifted 2009-12-12

Cerge Remonde said Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed the proclamation lifting martial law and ending the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao …

Daily Times: view: Martial Law in Mindanao —Rafia Zakaria 2009-12-12

Many are sceptical regarding the government's motives in imposing emergency rule and the suspension of habeas corpus. Some believe the act was necessary …

Earthtimes (press release): US wants to send Guantanamo inmates to Bulgaria 2009-12-12

By : dpa Sofia – The US government has asked Bulgaria if it will take prisoners from the controversial detention camp at Guantanamo, the country's interi …

Voice of America: Controversial Australian Detention Camp Overflows Amid Rush of Boatpeople 2009-12-12

Detainees at Australia's controversial offshore immigration center on Christmas Island are now being housed in tents after a flood of new arrival …

Philippine Star: Do you believe that the declaration of Martial Law at this time is a possibility? 2009-12-12

Martial Law was declared before, during the time of Marcos, and it resulted in many hardships and chaos with the suspension of the writ of habeas corpu …

San Diego Union Tribune: Crashes kill two teens, part of grim trend 2009-12-12

Earlier Thursday, a Torrey Pines High School student was sentenced to 547 days at a juvenile detention camp after pleading guilty to gross vehicular …

Hurriyet Daily News: Kurdish unrest erupts in Turkey after DTP ban 2009-12-12

The reform drive already faltered last week when one person was killed in violent Kurdish protests in the southeast over claims that Öcalan's pri …

DigitalJournal.com: RP President Gloria Arroyo Lifts Martial Law in Maguindanao 2009-12-12

"In view of the accomplishments of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus under Proclamation 1959, the Cabinet h …

Manila Bulletin: 169 militiamen surrender 2009-12-12

… that Congress will uphold President Arroyo's proclamation of martial law in Maguindanao and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the province.

Zee News: MIC wants Malaysia's 'Guantanamo Bay' to be shut down 2009-12-12

The Simpang Renggam Detention Camp, built as a rehabilitation centre, in southern Johor state has probably deviated from its purpose of rehabilitating …

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Pentagon cited for thwarting Guantanamo access 2009-12-11

He petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus ordering his release in 2005 and testified by video conference at a closed hearing in June.

Malaysia Star: Simpang Renggam stays, says Hisham 2009-12-11

SEREMBAN: The Government will not close down the Simpang Renggam detention camp in Johor despite numerous calls by the MIC for it to do so …

NCR-Iran.org (press release): Iraqi officials could be accountable for forcible displacement of Ashraf residents 2009-12-11

… by the Iraqi Prime Minister in which he indicated the intention to forcibly transfer the residents of Ashraf to a remote and isolated detention camp …

Human Rights Watch: California: Repeal Law Jailing Children for Life 2008-01-14

Senate Should End Life Without Parole for Juvenile Offenders | Californias State Senate should pass a law this month to end the sentencing of children to prison for life with no possibility of parole, Human Rights Watch said today in a report on a practice outlawed in most of the world.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Girls Abused in New Yorks Juvenile Prisons 2006-09-25

Violent Restraints, Sexual Abuse Must Stop | Girls in New Yorks juvenile prisons are being abused and neglected by state authorities, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union charged in a report released today.

Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch Submission to the Human Rights Committee 2006-07-12

Human Rights Watch Supplemental Submission to the Human Rights Committee During its Consideration of the Second and Third Periodic Reports of the United States | In January 2006, Human Rights Watch submitted a list of issues for the Human Rights Committees reference while posing questions to the United States about its adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the ICCPR). Since that submission, the United States has enacted or begun to undertake new laws, policies, and practices that reflect the continuing failure of the U.S. to fulfill its obligations under the ICCPR. Oulined here are some of those developments, as well as some additional issues that HRW believes are central to the Committees work.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: House Amendment Tilts Playing Field for Death Penalty 2005-10-27

Radical Changes to the Federal Death Penalty May Soon Be Law | The House has slipped an amendment into the Patriot Act Reauthorization Act that would dramatically skew federal death penalty cases in favor of the prosecution.

Human Rights Watch: United States: Thousands of Children Sentenced to Life without Parole 2005-10-12

National Study by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Finds Majority Face Life for First Offense | There are at least 2,225 child offenders serving life without parole sentences in U.S prisons for crimes committed before they were age 18, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a new joint report published today.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Supreme Court Ends Child Executions 2005-03-01

With the Roper v. Simmons Supreme Court ruling abolishing the execution of child offenders, the United States joins the international consensus rejecting this cruel and inhuman punishment.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Children Are Collateral Casualties of N.Y. Drug Laws 2002-06-18

Excessively severe drug laws have deprived thousands of children of their parents, Human Rights Watch said today. Governor Pataki and New York politicians in Albany are now debating legislation to reform these drug laws

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Incarceration Rates Reveal Striking Racial Disparities 2002-02-27

Human Rights Watch today released the first state-by-state incarceration rates for whites, blacks and Latinos based on actual correctional facility counts. The figures, compiled from census data for the year 2000, reveal the high percentage of blacks that are behind bars and dramatic racial disparities in the incarcerated population.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Pataki Drug Reform No Improvement 2001-07-16

New York Governor George Pataki's proposed drug law reforms would leave drug offenders vulnerable to excessive prison sentences and maintain prosecutors' undue power over sentencing decisions, Human Rights Watch charged today.

Human Rights Watch: US: A Human Rights Agenda for the Justice Department 2001-03-29

In a letter released today, Human Rights Watch called on the Bush Administration's Justice Department to promote and protect human rights in the United States. The letter outlines a human rights agenda for the new U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, on such issues as prisoner abuses, police brutality, sentencing, the mistreatment of immigrants, the federal death penalty, and the poor U.S. record on ratifying international human rights treaties.

Human Rights Watch: Scores of Muslim Men Jailed Without Charge 2005-06-27

Justice Department Misused Material Witness Law in Counterterrorism Efforts | Operating behind a wall of secrecy, the U.S. Department of Justice thrust scores of Muslim men living in the United States into a Kafkaesque world of indefinite detention without charge and baseless accusations of terrorist links, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report released today.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Maryland Death Penalty Moratorium Applauded 2002-05-09

Human Rights Watch applauded Maryland Governor Paris N. Glendening's decision today to impose a moratorium on executions in Maryland. Citing the need "to be absolutely sure of the integrity" of the death penalty process, Governor Glendening announced the moratorium would continue until an ongoing University of Maryland study on racial bias and the death penalty is completed and reviewed and acted upon by the state legislature.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Illinois Commission Highlights Death Penalty's Inherent Flaws 2002-04-17

Human Rights Watch welcomed the unanimous conclusion of the bi-partisan commission, appointed by Governor George H. Ryan to examine the administration of the death penalty in Illinois, that no system of criminal justice can guarantee absolutely that innocent persons will not be sentenced to death.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Incarceration Rates Reveal Striking Racial Disparities 2002-02-27

Human Rights Watch today released the first state-by-state incarceration rates for whites, blacks and Latinos based on actual correctional facility counts. The figures, compiled from census data for the year 2000, reveal the high percentage of blacks that are behind bars and dramatic racial disparities in the incarcerated population.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Bush Urged to Stop Federal Execution 2001-06-18

Human Rights Watch urged President Bush to halt Tuesday's scheduled federal execution of Juan Raul Garza. Citing continuing concerns over racial and geographic disparities in the application of the federal death penalty, HRW called for a stay of execution until the government can guarantee that race plays no role in the federal death penalty.

Human Rights Watch: US: Clinton Urged to Impose Moratorium on Executions 2000-12-12

Human Rights Watch commended President Clinton for staying the execution of Juan Raul Garza. The group urged the president to impose a moratorium on federal executions.

Human Rights Watch: U.S.: Florida Ex-Offenders Barred from Vote 2000-11-08

31% of State's African American Men Denied Vote | The permanent disenfranchisement of over 400,000 ex-offenders in Florida is likely to have determined the outcome of the presidential election, two non-partisan research and advocacy groups said.

Human Rights Watch: United States: Stark Race Disparities in Drug Incarceration 2000-06-08

Some states send black men to prison at rates 27 to 57 times greater than whites | The U.S. war on drugs has been waged overwhelmingly against black Americans, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report released "Punishment and Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs".

Human Rights Watch: Felon Laws Bar 3.9 Million Americans from Voting 1998-10-22

A stunning proportion of black men in the United States will not be able to vote in the November elections because they have been convicted of a felony, according to a new report released today by Human Rights Watch and The Sentencing Project. In seven states, a staggering one in four black men is permanently disenfranchised. In two states, Alabama and Florida, the ratio is one in three

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