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Report calls for fairer treatment of Latino youth in justice system

A new report released by the National Council of La Raza and the Campaign for Youth Justice yesterday finds that the U.S. justice system incarcerates more Latino youth than White youth and treats them more harshly for similar offenses.


Angela Davis: Not another prison

CHICAGO – Under the theme “Imagine Justice For All in 2009” the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) held its 36th anniversary and annual Human Rights Awards benefit here April 18.

Guantanamo inmate 'beaten with batons'

A detainee at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay phoned a global TV network on Tuesday to say that he was severely beaten for refusing to leave his cell.

US Attorney General visiting Gitmo

Washington, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) US Attorney General Eric Holder visited on Monday the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to sources from the Justice Department, this is the most important aspect of the Holder's trip, and is part of his effort to determine how the 245 remaining terrorism suspects detained there will be handled.

A victory for the Cuban 5

A three-judge appeals panel in Atlanta has granted a new trial to the five Cuban nationals imprisoned in a government frame-up seven years ago. The five — Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Ramon Labañino and René González — were operating in Miami as a part of a Cuban anti-terrorist operation when they were arrested, held in solitary for 17 months and then railroaded to jail by federal agents.