Monthly Archives: March 2016

‘Stop the Torture’ – UN Official Receives Formal Complaint from Solitary Prisoners’ Family Members and Advocates

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
For Immediate Release – Thursday, March 31, 2016 Statewide groups are condemning sleep deprivation – widely recognized as a form of torture – of prisoners in Pelican Bay’s Solitary Confinement Units in a…

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@USPS can help end the backdoor taxes on inmates and their families

Overcharging inmates and their families for phone access, canteen sundries, banking services, etc.,  is a predatory practice that can’t possibly end soon enough – it’s clearly backdoor taxation, taxation that is in no way indicative of a participatory process constituting … Continue reading

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CBS Miami’s Michele Gillen reports on suspicious death at Dade CI

  Another Criminal Investigation Into An Inmate Murdered At Dade Correctional Institute Published on Mar 28, 2016 If the YouTube video about Anthony Vidal’s death above won’t play, please visit CBS Miami’s website, here. Thank you.

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Caged Crusader advises feds, ACLU of systemic #LoveFL inmate endangerment

The Miami Herald dubbed inmate Harold Hempstead the Caged Crusader for his efforts to have those responsible for Darren Rainey’s June 23, 2012 scalding death at Dade Correctional Institution brought to justice by the US Department of Justice. That his … Continue reading

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Yes, there was another suspicious death at Dade CI

Unfortunately, the tip I wrote about on March 23rd was correct: 45-year-old Anthony Vidal’s March 11th death is now of record on the Florida Department of Corrections’ Inmate Mortality webpage for Dade Correctional Institution. That Vidal’s death is under investigation … Continue reading

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#FF @POTUS’ clemency legacy a boon for #PrisonIndustrialComplex

Published on Mar 14, 2016 Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford was back for his Ford Report, this time to discuss the Obama administration’s struggling prison clemency program.  

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Saving the St John’s River needs to be a Legislative priority

Originally posted on The Florida Squeeze:
CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=391069 The St John’s River is the lifeblood for much of Florida’s Peninsula. A unique ecosystem that connects lakes, marshlands, a northward-flowing river and the Atlantic Ocean, it is one of…

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