April 2012

AZ solitary prison cells called 'inhuman'

Amnesty International is calling for changes in how Arizona prisons use solitary confinement.  It comes as the group releases a report criticizing what it calls cruel treatment that violates basic human rights.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.

The Arizona Department of Corrections houses the most dangerous and difficult inmates in a specially built prison.   

Amnesty International wasn’t allowed to see the facility, but talked to prisoners, current and former prison staff and prison advocates to prepare its report. 

Is health insurance a right or a privilege?

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