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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Amnesty International Finds California State Prison SHUs in Violation of International Law in New Report

California’s controversial Security Housing Units or SHUsare the subject of a scathing new report by Amnesty International documenting the abysmal conditions facing the 3,000 state inmates who are kept, sometimes for years, in solitary confinement. The report, entitled “The Edge of Endurance: Prison Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units,” alleges that SHUs while nominally used to segregate the most violent and disruptive members of the prison population, are often employed to house mentally ill inmates or those guilty of only minor rule violations. Prisoners unfortunate enough to find themselves placed in a SHU can expect more than 20 hours a day confined to a cell with little natural light, an hour or two outdoors in a walled concrete yard for exercise, and a complete lack of human contact. Amnesty finds that California’s SHUs may be in violation of international law and treaties the US has signed such as the UN Convention Against Torture.  Listen to report @ uprisingradio.org »

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