Prison Deaths Decline

by TChris

There is finally some positive news to report in our prison nation:

Death rates from suicide, homicide and AIDS all dropped by double digits in 2002, the latest year for which data is available, the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Sunday.

Credit is due to prisoner advocates who force the government to obey the Constitution.

[A]dvocacy groups have become much more aggressive in filing lawsuits to improve conditions behind bars, said Kara Gotsch, public policy coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project.

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    Re: Prison Deaths Decline (none / 0) (#1)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:35 PM EST
    WTF dogs in camouflage???? Send em to ayrak where they can do all the bullying they want. Fascists ...Orrin Hatch must be pleased. At the RCN convention in NYC the legal protesters were directed by the police to keep moving along a described path only to find themselves trapped in a cul de sac where they were all arrested. Bloomberg and Pataki were pleased.

    Re: Prison Deaths Decline (none / 0) (#2)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:36 PM EST
    OOps above comment is in wrong thread .

    Re: Prison Deaths Decline (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:37 PM EST
    And to give credit where due, religious folks -- even conservative ones -- often are at the forefront of prison reform.