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An up-to-date archive of major press coverage of CCR's work and opinion pieces. Articles are available either on the original publisher's site or as a PDF.

  1. Stop-and-frisk controversy prompts meeting with justice department

    The Guardian06/07/2012 - 00:00

    "It's clear that the mayor and commissioner – in the face of everything that points to this policy being unjust, unfair, racist, prejudiced and most importantly ineffective won't do anything about it, said city council…

  2. NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy to be reviewed by US department of justice

    The Guardian06/07/2012 - 00:00

    The department of justice is reviewing the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy,following demands by campaigners who say the tactic is unconstitutional and racially discriminatory.

  3. Obama's Kill List: Silence Is Not an Option

    The Nation, June 6 201206/06/2012 - 00:00

    The kill list makes a mockery of due process by circumventing judicial review, and turning the executive into judge, jury and executioner. Even worse, the strikes described in the Times article, in which nameless individuals…

  4. National commentary: We're still accused by those we've tortured

    HTMR News, June 6 2012 06/06/2012 - 00:00

    President Barack Obama's key rallying message for re-election is "Forward"; as in his purported revival of the economy and promised expanding and fortifying of health care. But in response to those who insist on accountability for George W.…

  5. A Thousand Years of Solitude.

    Justia, June 4, 201206/05/2012 - 00:00

    Imagine spending a month alone in a windowless cell the size of a small bathroom. Now multiply that by 100, and you can begin to understand the average period of solitary confinement endured by prisoners…

  6. Inmates sue over Pelican Bay 'sensory deprivation'.

    San Francisco Chronicle, June 01 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:32

    Ten inmates held in isolation at California's Pelican Bay State Prison for more than a decade sued the state Thursday, saying their conditions - which deprived them of virtually all human contact and any meaningful…

  7. Group sues California over isolation of some prison inmates.

    Los Angeles Times, June 01 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:30

    California's practice of isolating prison inmates it suspects of gang affiliations and keeping them that way for years is being challenged in federal court by a national civil rights group.

  8. The crime of punishment at Pelican Bay State Prison.

    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:26

    Now fellow SHU inmates and I have joined together with the Center for Constitutional Rights in a federal lawsuit that challenges this treatment as unconstitutional. I understand I broke the law, and I have lost…

  9. Pelican Bay Prisoners Sue To End 'Torture' of Long-Term Solitary Confinement.

    The Huffington Post, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:20

    The prolonged use of solitary confinement at a high-security prison in California "strips prisoners of their basic humanity" and amounts to illegal torture, a human rights group charged in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday…

  10. Prisoners challenge legality of solitary confinement lasting more than a decade.

    The Guardian, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:16

    California's prison system is facing an unprecedented lawsuit which accuses it of operating an unconstitutional and "uniquely harsh regime" in which hundreds of prisoners have spent a decade or more locked in solitary confinement.