A maximum security facility at Guantanamo Bay, which was used to control “non-compliant prisoners,” including hunger strikers, was closed by the Pentagon.
Limited to four trips per year, reporters will no longer be able to directly access either of two prison camps and may no longer speak to low level guards.
Guards at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, are retaliating against immigrant detainees engaged in a hunger strike to protest their living conditions.
After more than thirteen years of torture, abuse, and unjust detention at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Shaker Aamer has finally been released.
California has agreed to restrict the use of long-term solitary confinement in a settlement agreement filed in federal court this week. Restrictions are expected to reduce the number of inmates in isolation, cap the number of continuous years an inmate can spend in solitary confinement to five, and establish measures by which inmates can more easily achieve release back to general population.