Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Publication Announcement

Thanks to PCARE's own Eleanor Novek for passing this along!

"Torture in United States Prisons - Evidence of Human Rights Violations," 2nd edition.

Published by the American Friends Service Committee, Northeast Region Healing Justice Program. Edited by Bonnie Kerness, MSW, Coordinator, a longtime prison activist. The book can be ordered via e-mail at bkerness@afsc.org. or by telephone at 973-643-3192.

It is free for prisoners and $3.00 for others.

This 93-page pamphlet includes testimonies of torture being committed in US prisons as well as relevant and graphic prisoner art and photographs. The testimonies are prefaced by the United Nations Covenants and Treaties which are violated by the treatment described. The book can be used by educators, lawyers, advocates and other practitioners who want to hear the direct voices of courageous people in prison speaking out about the practice of "no touch" torture, and the abuse of chemical and physical restraints in US prisons domestically and overseas.

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