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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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Does 22 1/2 hours alone in an 8-by-10 cell every day amount to torture?

“I haven’t seen the moon since 1998.” That’s inmate Jeremy Beasley, talking to me while sitting – shackled – in an interview room at Pelican Bay State Prison, California’s highest security lockup. Beasley, a convicted murderer, was clearly surprised by my presence – he told me he hadn’t met with a visitor since 1994, when […]