Media Silent As U.S. Prisoners Continue To Hunger Strike Abysmal Conditions

Prisoners across the U.S. have been holding hunger and labor strikes since last year, with tens of thousands of inmates protesting abuse and poor conditions. But news reports on the strikes have been few and far between, leaving prisoners’ requests for humane treatment in the dark.

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On Oct. 30, 2016, Robert Earl Council was found sprawled unconscious on the floor of his cell in Alabama’s Limestone Correctional Facility after being on hunger strike for 10 days. Medical staff at the prison force-fed him intravenously, as his blood sugar levels had reached dangerous levels. But Dara Folden, a member of the Free Alabama


Neil Gorsuch’s Hearing Revealed Disturbing New Facts About Guantanamo

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares to […]

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was confronted over the fact that he disparaged Guantanamo lawyers and expressed regret during his confirmation hearing. But while Gorsuch made this statement, he did not address equally troubling claims about Guantanamo lawyers fabricating claims of abuse and


Obama’s Not Closing Guantanamo, He’s Renovating It

The U.S. military is set to build a US$8.4 billion medical clinic, as well as a US$12.4 billion dining facility for troops who work at the prison. It’s also seeking more funds to upgrade troops’ housing.

In this Jan. 11, 2002 file photo, released by the U.S. Department of Defense, detainees wearing orange jump suits sit in a holding area as military police patrol during in-processing at the temporary detention facility Camp X-Ray on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Shane T.McCoy, File)

The elusive promise U.S. President Barack Obama made eight years ago to shut down Guantanamo Bay remains a far-flung fantasy as the military detention facility will see billions of dollars in renovations, Al Jazeera reported Thursday. Although the number of detainees at the controversial prison has dropped from a high of 680 in 2003 to 59 in


Half Of The Uncharged Detainees In Guantanamo Cleared For Release

Guantanamo Bay continues to hold some 66 detainees totally uncharged with any crime.


In addition to the 10 detainees actually charged with something, Guantanamo Bay continues to hold some 66 detainees totally uncharged with any crime. These detainees have been held for years, many over a decade, and many for no real reason. Musab Omar Ali al-Madhwani, a 36-year-old who arrived at Guantanamo Bay some 14 years ago, didn’t do


The National Shame Still Remains, Guantanamo’s 14th Birthday

14 years later, there is still no clarity on Gitmo’s closure.


14 years after it was initially opened, and 7 years after President Obama promised to close it, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay is open and active, still housing around 100 detainees, roughly split down the middle between those uncharged and cleared for release, and those uncharged but intended to be kept in detention essentially


As US Releases More Prisoners From Guantanamo, Questions Languish Over Those Left Behind

More than a hundred detainees remain in military prison, while many of those named in last year’s US Senate torture report remain unaccounted for.

A detainee is escorted to interrogation by U.S. military guards in the temporary detention facility Camp X-Ray at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Photo: Andres Leighton/AP The United States transferred five Yemeni prisoners out of the Guantánamo Bay military prison on Wednesday, releasing them to Estonia and Oman in the first