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Prison

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Taking action in prison

After experiencing my first couple of week-long prison sentences in the 1980`s - when all I did was keep my head down - I started to learn how to continue my actions and resistance from “i

Amnesty International's continuing struggle against torture

Not many people would today defend the use of torture. And yet, every day, people are tortured in almost every country of the world.

World Prison Population Statistics

The British government's Home Office " Research, Development and Statistics Directorate" produce a publication called Research Findings.

Limited reading list

  • David Anderson, Sensible Justice: Alternatives to Prisons (New Press, 1998. ISBN 1565843894, 182pp).

Web-based resources

  • The Prison Activist Resource Centre is an online prisoner support site.

New Web-based resources

A collaboration between the Law School of King's College at the University of London and Roy Walmsley, has produced an excellent website for the International Centre for Prison Studies.

Prisoners for Peace - the 2001 list

 

"You are not forgotten"

When on 14 October 1996, Osman (Ossi) Murat Ulke began to serve his sentence in the military prison of Mamak in Ankara, a flood of protest and solidarity letters soon poured in. His case shows how effective letters to Prisoners for Peace can be. Ossi's imprisonment had been expected and partner organizations in Western Europe (including many sections of the WRI) and in Turkey were prepared.

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The power of prison support

A Plowshares/Ploughshares support person describes the networks which keep prisoners in good shape - and how they use the prison experience to activate and animate the people around them.

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Prisoners for Peace, 2001

When, in summer 2001, War Resisters' International decided to highlight the situation in Israel and Palestine for this year's Prisoners for Peace, there was no 11 September, no “war on ter