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Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.


Chicago to pay reparations to police torture victims

Victims of police torture would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package.


The CIA backstory needs to be remembered

As the debate on the Feinstein Committee's torture report continues, we need to remember the "backstory."


UN officials demand prosecutions for U.S. torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.


SOA Watch protest links immigration with foreign policy

Pinochet's army in Chile, generals who fueled El Salvador's civil war and murderous paramilitaries in Colombia's drug war have all been trained at the SOA.


Los Angeles gears up for a month against torture

In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.


Feinstein blows the whistle on CIA torture

Feinstein believes the CIA destroyed or removed previously provided records of interrogations where numerous torture methods were used.


Amidst hunger strike, pressure rises to close Guantanamo prison

A hunger strike by at least 100 prisoners at Guantanamo, now in its fourth month, continues, has upped the pressure on the president and Congress to close the prison.


Police torture victims continue to seek justice, freedom

Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued as a defendant in a lawsuit filed over decades-old allegations of police torture and a citywide conspiracy to cover it up.


Cop tied to torture goes to jail, but allegations continue

The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.

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