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June 23, 2016, Salt Lake City – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a brief in support of animal rights activists challenging Utah’s so-called “ag-gag” law, which punishes...

CCR in the News

July 22, 2016

Blog Post

Tomorrow, the 23rd of the month, invoking the 23 hours per day that prisoners spend in their cells in the SHU, activists throughout California will take action to bring attention to prison conditions. Below former Pelican Bay SHU prisoner Brutha Baridi Williamson shares his experience of leaving...
CCR Blog
July 22, 2016

CCR in the News

... Just last week, a federal judge ruled that the government must make contracts with private prison companies available to the public. Detention Watch and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) had sued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to a severe lack of transparency in...
July 21, 2016

CCR in the News

CCR Board Member Rosemary Corbett shares some thoughts on funding social change. ... These developments point to an underlying strategy that we both believe is necessary to change the economic system and the power dynamics in which philanthropic institutions operate: a strategy of divestment and...
July 18, 2016

CCR in the News

The Pentagon said Monday it delivered two prisoners to Serbia, ending their more than 14 years of detention without charges and wrapping up a weekend of releases that downsized the captive population to 76. One, a Tajik known here as Umar Abdulayev , 37, had been cleared for release by both Bush...
July 18, 2016

CCR in the News

... What is perhaps most brutal about solitary is its stillness. In the box, there is no plot, no movement, and often no dialogue—just endless solitude. In 2014, Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Pardiss Kebriaei painted a picture of banal torture at ADX Florence, the federal super-max...

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