HUMAN RIGHTS: Number of elderly prisoners soaring in U.S.

From Human Rights Watch (New York) – Aging men and women are the most rapidly growing group in US prisons, and prison officials are hard-pressed to provide them appropriate housing and medical care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Because of their higher rates of illness and impairments, older prisoners incur medical … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS: Number of elderly prisoners soaring in U.S.

TORTURE: Investigate Bush, other top officials for torture

From Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) - Overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration obliges President Barack Obama to order a criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse authorized by former President George W. Bush and other senior officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Obama administration has failed to … Continue reading TORTURE: Investigate Bush, other top officials for torture