Sunday, March 27, 2005

Homeland torture and the war on some drugs

For a limited time, you can view this BBC Documentary on inmate abuse in the United States prisons. It's a 50 minute video (no download is necessary) and well worth the time if you care about human rights. It contains very graphic scenes of torture and abuse but keep in mind when you watch this footage that at the present moment, we have close to 2.2 million people, many of them non-violent drug offenders, who are also living under these conditions.

Your tax dollars are being criminally wasted on this cruelty. It's time we released the non-violent victims of bad drug policy and revamped the system for those who truly belong in prison. Even violent criminals deserve better from society than to be treated in a way behind bars that would be cause for arrest on the outside.

To watch the video, click here.

Update: The link appears to be dead now. Hope you got a chance to see the video.


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