Prison Abuses

5 things your congregation can do to support prison concerns

1. Educate yourselves about mass incarceration

Korbin Felder is an intern with AFSC in Michigan

Whether you have direct experience or not, get background information, and educate yourselves about the problem of mass incarceration. 

CA Prisoners End Hunger Strike as Officials Vow Positive Changes

After nearly three weeks, the hunger strike over conditions in the solitary confinement unit at Pelican Bay State Prison has ended. Corrections officials have promised long-term, positive changes and made some immediate concessions on July 21, prompting the inmates to break their fasts.  Mediators for the prisoners say the men extend their deepest thanks to supporters outside.

Program on Georgia prisons and the prisoner strike

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Human Rights Atlanta sponsors a program on Georgia prisons and the prisoner strike.

Behind Enemy Lines

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

KGUN9 AZ: Public meeting set on Prison Privatization

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- A public meeting on Prison Privatization in Arizona will be held on Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m.The meeting is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Private Corrections Working Group.

Sacramento Bee Investigates Prison Abuses

The Sacramento Bee ran the first of two-part expose of abuses in California prisons' behavioral modification programs, on Sunday, May 9. 

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