Our sister in Iran, Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar, 65, has been detained in a Tehran prison for 101 days. Her charges are “collaborating with a hostile government against national security and with propaganda against the state,” which her family denies. Her trial date has not been announced. She has fallen ill while in solitary. On …
Tag Archives: Prison
People in prison are drawing people who should be
Check this out. “Captured.” It’s awesome.
Reproducing a cruel prison
An art installation/maze in downtown Philadelphia explores the cruelty and racism of America’s prison system. The piece is from Sam Durant. Here’s more on the artist. From Hypallergic: The US prison system is one of the world’s great shames. A quarter of the world’s prisoners are being detained in a country that represents only 5% of the …
So much for stand your ground
Though the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has gotten quite a lot of media attention, where is the attention for cases such as Marissa Alexander, who also stood her ground — by firing a warning shot — and now faces 20 years in prison. And here are some other stand-your-ground cases you should know.