Amy Fettig serves as Senior Staff Counsel for the ACLU’s National Prison Project (NPP).
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:00pm
This Prisoner Note Isn't From Some Dystopian Dictatorship. It's From Texas.
"Every day from dusk to dawn there's noise, banging, clanking, yelling, screaming. Everyday someone is getting hurt or hurting themselves. Everyday there's fire and floods and complete chaos & hate…Every day is a challenge here. A challenge against insanity." This sounds like a dispatch from a...
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 1:35pm
Celebrating Closure of an Inhuman and Ridiculously Expensive Super Max Prison
Here’s to starting the New Year right. The notorious Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois , with its practice of housing human beings alone in cells for 22-24 hours per day with little or no human interaction or outside stimulus, officially shut its doors today.