Posted inCriminal Justice, Health Care, Prisons, Solitary Confinement

Video: Sterilized Behind Bars

  Elective sterilizations have been restricted in state prisons since 1994. But between 2006 and 2010, more than 100 women were sterilized at state prisons. While some women opted for the surgery, other have claimed they were pressured. Corey G. Johnson from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks speak […]

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Behind the Story: Nostalgia for the Light

Director Patricio Guzmán – famed for his political documentaries “The Battle of Chile” and “The Pinochet Case” – talks about his latest film, “Nostalgia for the Light.” The film played at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2011. Guzmán traveled 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, where astronomers from all […]