When disability becomes punishment

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about compassionate release, specifically as it relates to the seriously ill and elderly. While it doesn’t precisely fit into the same discussion, individuals with disabilities face many of the same challenges. Some prisoners’ disabilities may indeed make them candidates for release, but regardless of their status […]

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The decay in prison dental care

Many Americans forget that, in fact, Guam is a territory of the United States. Indeed even the federal government seems to forget that, as was the fact that while the people of Guam serve in the American military they are often excluded from services for veterans, was highlighted.  That’s why it’s unsurprising that developments in their […]

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Where compassion knows boundaries

I wanted to share this thoughtful piece from Newseek with you because hits home on many levels.  As a prison activist, it highlights the serious gaps in health care endemic to the prison system and how lack of oversight and regulation is allowing prison officials to, quite literally, get away with murder. And on a personal level, […]

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