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The Disaffected Lib: Why Not Just Waterboard Them?

One of the dirty little tricks American interrogator/torturers adopted during the War on Terror has made it to the homeland.  It is subjecting the prisoner to the prolonged stress of intense cold.   That, according to lawyers, is a method being used against hunger-striking prisoners by California prison guards.

Prison guards are trying to break . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Why Not Just Waterboard Them?

The Canadian Progressive: Omar Khadr moved to Edmonton prison after months in solitary confinement

Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has been transferred to the maximum-security Edmonton Institution in Alberta after spending months in solitary confinement at Millhaven penitentiary in Ontario, where a fellow inmate once threatened his life.

The post Omar Khadr moved to Edmonton prison after months in solitary confinement appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

drive-by planet: Supermax hellholes: solitary confinement in US prisons

The US has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. It breaks down to about 754 per 100,000 (2009 figures). By way of comparison Canada had 117 per 100,000 (as of 2008), Australia 133 per 100,000 (as of 2010) and Japan 59 per 100,000.

According to 2010 figures put out by the US . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Supermax hellholes: solitary confinement in US prisons

drive-by planet: An American paradox