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The Death Of Kalief Browder

AFRICANGLOBE - The suicide of Kalief Browder, who at 16 was accused of stealing a backpack and thrown into New York’s Rikers Island prison, where he was tortured and starved in solitary confinement without ever having been convicted of a crime, has exposed before the world the barbarity of America’s “justice” system.

How Louisiana Tortured Albert Woodfox For 40 Years

AFRICANGLOBE - A federal judge in Baton Rouge has called for the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox, the only remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3. Woodfox, 68, was placed solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and other state facilities for more than 40 years for reasons related to the 1972 murder of prison guard Brent Miller.

U.S. Prisons ‘Disproportionately’ Black

AFRICANGLOBE - Prisons across the United States are "disproportionately" filled with Black people who are being incarcerated increasingly with solitary confinement. This is a development that really, really ought to worry more of us and that we really ought to pay a lot more attention to and its happening in many places around the country".

U.S. Reviewing Solitary Confinement Cases Involving Caribbean Detainees

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States says it will review cases in which Caribbean and other detainees are being held in solitary confinement in detention centers and jails around the country.

Inmate Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex: Resilience vs. Docility

AFRICANGLOBE - Recent reports reveal new abhorrent practices taking place in several prisons across the country. According to Aviva Shen (2012), “A group of current and former inmates filed a law suit against the St. Louis city workhouse, claiming guards forced them to fight each other in gladiator-style combat.

Caribbean Immigrants Frequently Held in Solitary Confinement in U.S.

AFRICANGLOBE - Caribbean nationals are among a number of people held in solitary confinement at detention centres across the United States on a daily basis, according to new federal government data released.

The Reasons Why the United States is the World’s Worst Police...

There’s no getting around the fact that the United States is the Mother of All Police States. China can’t compete in the incarceration business....