“Lawmakers, Advocates Make Human Rights Case To Close Tamms” @ Progress Illinois

Posted on September 27, 2012

September 26, 2012: “With the fate of Tamms supermax prison at an impasse, those who support its closure made the case today that the facility must shut down on human rights grounds.

Advocates with the Tamms Year Ten coalition spoke grimly of the 23-hour daily solitary confinement experienced by inmates who are fed through slots in cell doors and often deal with sensory deprivation. Speakers noted that both Amnesty International and the ACLU condemn the prison for violating international human rights agreements.

‘This is a moral issue,’ declared U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago)……………..”

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