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.
International treaties, conventions, and declarations provide basic guidelines for the treatment of prisoners. However, those guidelines are routinely ignored by the U.S. criminal justice system. “Inalienable rights: Applying international human rights standards to the U.S. criminal justice system” is meant to help illuminate—and eliminate—this hypocritical double standard.
Isolation and lockdown (confining prisoners to their cells for 23 to 24 hours a day) have traditionally been used as temporary measures, to punish individual prisoners or control the prison environment. Written in 2003, "The prison inside the prison" looks at the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
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