PORTLAND, Maine - Noted actress and dedicated political activist Vinie Burrows helped open an exhibition of paintings by Cuban Five political prisoner Antonio Guerrero on January 19 at the University of Southern Maine Library.
Thousands of inmates in at least seven prisons across the state of Georgia staged a one-day peaceful protest in the form of a strike for their human rights, Dec. 9. The action is aimed at the Georgia Department of Corrections and is being called the biggest prisoner strike in recent U.S. history.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.
According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."
The House of Representatives may take action this week to drastically reduce inequality in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine users.
Small, but significant, victories are being made to reduce inequalities in criminal justice system.
A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.
When it comes to zero tolerance policies and disciplinary action for schoolchildren, where do you draw the line?