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Westminster Hall debate on Imprisonment for Public Protection (#IPP) Sentences, @CommonsJustice report and Government response – Thursday 27 April 2023: highlights 🧵 1/44
Opening the debate @CommonsJustice chair @neill_bob explains #IPP sentences were abolished in 2012 mainly because “far more people fell within the scope of the scheme than had been the political intention”, but Govt “did not deal with those who were already serving sentences”2/44
“621 of those prisoners are at least 10 years over their tariff and 222 of those received a tariff of less than two years” @neill_bob reveals – “five times longer than the index sentence that … the judge who heard the facts thought was the appropriate tariff for the offence”3/44
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Comment comprendre l'incarcération de masse aux USA ?

Article sur le récent livre de R. Gilmore, marxiste noire

"Gilmore montre que la forte hausse du nombre de prisonniers est un résultat, plutôt qu'une cause, de l'augmentation du nombre de #prisons"… Couverture "Abolition ...
"Elle conteste les explications hégémoniques sur l'incarcération de masse - principalement la fausse affirmation selon laquelle la population carcérale a augmenté à cause de la criminalité, déjà déclinante en Californie au début des 1980s au moment où le boom carcéral a commencé"
"Elle se démarque également des explications qui, aussi compréhensibles soient-elles, confondent causes et effets"

Très intéressant ça, sur les divergences ds l'antiracisme afro US. La ligne Gilmore sur la prison diffère de M. Alexander (auteure de "the New Jim Crow"), sur ceci: The New Jim Crow  Par Miche...Traduction français de The ...
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Bhawanrao 'Balasaheb' Pantpratinidhi (1868-1951) who ruled Aundh in #Maharashtra was an unusual king. His work at reforming criminals & convicts inspired V.Shantaram's acclaimed ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957). Balasaheb was born on 24 October 1868
#history #Marathi #films #art
Unlike rulers who tried to cling to power even when the end of British rule was evident, #BalasahebPantpratinidhi handed over the reins of the state to the people much earlier in an experiment inspired by #MahatmaGandhi. He also helped freedom fighters & revolutionaries.
In a sense, #BalasahebPantpratinidhi was among the reformist kings who tried to birth welfare states in colonial India. He was also associated with one of the most popular forms of exercises—the suryanamaskars.
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You can’t have a #secondchance if you never had a first. It’s a simple idea that many folks fail to consider when talking about incarcerated people.

I recently spoke at @verainstitute‘s 60th Anniversary Gala and shared some of my story of how I got my first chance to be the person I wanted to be in prison. Here’s more about my journey and what it says about “chances” for system-impacted people.
I talked about needing to prove myself right. But I didn’t care what other people thought. It was always for myself. No one should have to prove their humanity for basic needs. We all deserve a quality education, regardless of zip code, race, or incarceration status.
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1/5 Valentina #Matvienko visited #Almaty & made a proposal to create a human rights committee for the #UIS. Does this mean that #Kazakhstan will withdraw from the @UN_HRC? The prototype of the @ECHR_CEDH created by #Putin will lead to a new repression of civil society. @Left_EU Image
2/5 #Tokayev already fails to comply with the Resolutions @eu_eeas. For example, the number of arrested civil activists has increased. The relatives of Nurzhan #Sembayev are being pressured and not allowed to use an independent lawyer. @EamonGilmore @rozathun @MihraRittmann @hrw
3/5 Punitive psychiatry methods were used against political prisoner Yerulan #Amirov. He has never been released, there are more, more civil activists in the penitentiary institutions. @CiudadanosCs @nnienass @ilirmetazyrtar @NikollaLindita @SpeakerPelosi @SenatorLeahy @Quirinale ImageImageImageImage
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Today I was called to the elementary school office to pick up my 10yo son. He choked another boy during an episode of rough-housing that turned into a fight. I was told he was being suspended for that day + one extra. (Vacation from school!) #LongThread 1/17
The new Vice Principal looked up my son's record + reminded him of the long list of previous bad choices he has made since kindergarten + let him know that these mistakes would follow him through middle school, high school + impact his future. 2/17
My child has brain damage. He has Reactive Attachment Disorder. In the most formative years of my child’s life, his brain has been damaged by hunger, neglect + abuse. He never developed properly. Many of the choices he makes are out of his control. 3/17
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Drug policies are a feminist issue. Feminism must be at the heart of drug policies.

#FeministRealities #WomenUseDrugs #FreeHer
@DawnRHarrington from @freeheartsorg:

'We hope this conversation is a call to action to join the movement to end the incarceration of women and girls across the world'

#FeministFestival #FreeHer #WomenUseDrugs @AWID
@DawnRHarrington @freeheartsorg @AWID 97% of all attendants think that #prisons are *not* designed to accomodate women and gender-non conforming people

#FeministRealities #WomenUseDrugs #FreeHer
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The #American Empire will continue to falter for a few more days. Their effect will continue to decrease day by day. At some point, the countries of the #world will decide to stop using the #dollar as a reserve currency.
And just then, the #United_States will face a severe,
stagnant economic downturn that will force it to immediately reduce the size of its military. In a maximum of one to two decades, the America we know will no longer exist.The U.S. Department of Defense said in a report that the U.S. military is "no longer as invincible,
non-invasive as before" against various state adversaries, and that "the U.S. military is no longer able to maintain a consolidated and sustainable regional military superiority outside its strongholds." Historian Alfred W.McCoy's idea is that
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The #BombayHighCourt bench of CJ Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni is hearing a suo motu PIL on #COVID19 situation in #prisons across Maharashtra. The situation has improved a lot, state had told the HC on the last hearing.
AG Ashutosh Kumbhakoni gives latest figures to the bench.
Prisoners released: 2706
Prisoners on parole: 518
No increase in temporary prisons
Active cases in inmates: 20
Active cases among Staff: 26
Covid test conducted on inmates 80580 tests
Prof Vijay Raghavan from TISS: Documents suggest there is sufficient enhancement of the situation.
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[ #SuoMotu case of COVID-19 in Prisons]


Supreme Court bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao to resume hearing the plea to prevent spread of coronavirus virus in prisons

Senior Adv Dushyant Dave: I had the notice of an earlier hearing. I apologize for not being present.
Dave: On May 7 you had virtually continued the orders passed on March 16, 2020. I submit that all states submit a fresh affidavit reflecting compliance of your order and total prisoners who contracted COVID, how many died and the present status. May do so with 4 to 6 weeks time.
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In light of the ongoing #COVID19 crisis in India, Watch the State @project_polis is putting out a thread of reported instances of #StateViolence in relation to the #COVIDSecondWave.

India is running out of oxygen, #Covid19 patients are dying–because the govt wasted time: It took 8 months to invite bids for over 150 #oxygen generation plants. 6 months later, most still aren’t up & running. @psychia90 & @VijaytaL report for @scroll_in.…
Bharuch General Hospital is the largest govt-run COVID-19 center in #Gujarat’s Bharuch district. On 16 April, there was only 1 doctor & 5 nurses. The hospital had 72 patients almost all of whom had severe #COVID19 symptoms. @chahat_rana1 @thecaravanindia…
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The reason why we even have federal prisons or a federal justice system at all today is because that was the way the US government was able to criminalize Native people/territories and begin weakening tribal sovereignty. The “feds” are actually a fairly recent invention.
And federal prisons and incarceration were literally invented as a way to control and criminalize not only Indigenous individual people but Indigenous sovereign nations as well. Leavenworth Federal Prison was the first ever federal prison and was opened in 1896.
With the introduction of the Major Crimes Act of 1885, US criminal laws expanded to all Native peoples on and off the reservations, increasing the federal government’s reach into Indian crime in Indian Territory, policing people for behaviors that may have been perfectly legal.
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Former vice president #JoeBiden has a sordid history of opposing progressive #CriminalJustice legislation, spearheading draconian #police and #immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America’s failed #WarOnDrugs.
by @AlanRMacLeod… #drugs
With over 2 million people locked up across a network of private & public #prisons, the US has by far the highest #incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
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As the discussions about defunding and abolishing the U.S. police forces gain greater recognition, some people continue to ask "Who will protect you from sexual violence?" A thread #DefundThePolice #WeKeepUsSafe @FirecrackerFdn
For many #survivors, going to the #police is yet another #trauma. Cops are meant to represent and respect “The Law,” not the victim/survivor. #DefundThePolice #WeKeepUSSafe @FirecrackerFdn
When feminists (often #whitefeminists) uphold the idea that the policing and #prison system are the best way to protect people from sexual violence, they are practicing what is called #CarceralFeminism #DefundThePolice #WeKeepUSSafe @FirecrackerFdn
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"...the documents describe a long pattern of abuse, neglect and mismanagement of detainees at #Immigration Centers of America (ICA) #Farmville — a facility where almost everyone has #coronavirus."
by @AlanRMacLeod… #FOIA #COVID19 #humanity #thursdaymorning
ICA Farmville already has a reputation for overcrowding and poor sanitation. Last year the private #ICE #prison was hit with an outbreak of mumps, a classic disease of overcrowding and poor sanitation.
by @AlanRMacLeod… #COVID19 #Immigration #pandemic
With over two million people locked up across a sprawling network of private and public #prisons, the US has by far the highest incarceration rate in the world.
by @AlanRMacLeod… #prison #thursdaymorning
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The Unity Task Force set #democratic policy & legislative goals on #ClimateChange, healthcare, the economy & #jobs, criminal justice, education, & #immigration.…
@AOC & @JohnKerry chaired Unity Task Force on the #ClimateCrisis. It set a national goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for all new buildings by 2030 & eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035, in addition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
"I think we actually made far more progress than I think I even anticipated,” Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash told Vox, because many of the advisers on #ClimateChange nominated by #Biden were "equally amenable to ambitious action as many people on the #Bernie side.”
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1/ America’s criminal justice system is broken and lobbyists and politicians have a vested interest in keeping it that way. They benefit from the system just the way it is. #justiceforsale #unrigthesystem
2/ Even though crime rates across the US are going down, America locks up 7 times more people now than we did in 1970...
3/ America puts more people behind bars than any other nation in the world, both as a percentage of population and in total numbers. More than Russia & China.

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Women & girls in US #prisons & #jails are provided a limited number of tampons or pads monthly. The quality is so poor, women end up making their own, since products in commissaries are priced above retail & people in prison earn an average $1/day. >thread…
AZ charges prisoners $4 to see a doctor & requires women get a dr's note before providing them more than the basic limit of pads or tampons.

NC prisoners pay $5 to see the nurse before getting approval to see the doctor for $5 more.

Prisoners earn an average $1/day.
“When I’m making 9 cents [an hour] after tax, you really got to think if I want to put my whole month’s income into hopefully being approved for extra pads, if they believe I deserve them,” Adrienne Kitcheyan told AZ lawmakers (Mother Jones 2/2019).
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Let’s talk about the proverbial elephant in the room RE #CompassionateRelease of persons incarcerated in #prisons in the midst of #COVID19. A [long] thread with thanks to @briewsf @DrNovisky @GeriPowerMD 1/21
While a partnership between @FAMMFoundation @NACDL @WashLaw4CR is tackling petitions in the @OfficialFBOP Why don’t we see governors and other leadership extending release to many of the #vulnerable housed in state #prisons? 2/21
By #vulnerable, I mean those persons who meet #CDC guidelines for greatest risk of serious illness due to #COVID19 -- persons over 65 (#olderadults), those with #chronichealth problems including severe #asthma #liverdisease or are #immunocompromised (#hepatitis) 3/21
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