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Staff on deportation flights play Russian roulette with lives

Staff on deportation flights play Russian roulette with lives

The Guardian has obtained a training video used by Securicor - now G4S - to instruct guards deporting asylum seekers on flights. The footage forms part of a dossier of…

Prisoners take coalition to European court over breach of voting rights

Prisoners take coalition to European court over breach of voting rights

The two Scottish inmates, known as Greens and MT, are to complain to the grand chamber of the European court of human rights (ECHR), three months after the court warned…

Solitary – Inside a US supermax prison

Solitary – Inside a US supermax prison

I vividly remember my first visit to a supermax prison. In a remote rural part of the United States and in stark contrast to the beautiful landscapes surrounding it, the…

US justice on trial

US justice on trial

America’s international standing as a fair and just country does not match its superpower status as the world’s greatest democracy. When it comes to basic human rights it is there…

‘Kidney sisters’ leave Mississippi prison

‘Kidney sisters’ leave Mississippi prison

Two imprisoned sisters whose sentences were dropped on the condition that one donate her kidney to the other have been released from jail in Mississippi. The sisters were convicted in…

Detaining children of failed asylum seekers [is finally] to end

Detaining children of failed asylum seekers [is finally] to end

The detention of the children of failed asylum seekers will end by next May, the government has announced. Parents awaiting forced deportation would still be held in secure houses, but…

US ‘should employ’ hacker Gary McKinnon, peers hear

US ‘should employ’ hacker Gary McKinnon, peers hear

The United States should recruit computer hacker Gary McKinnon to prevent future Wikileaks revelations rather than imprisoning him, a former MP told peers during questions on 16 December 2010.…

Prisoners to get vote if serving less than 4 years

Prisoners to get vote if serving less than 4 years

Only prisoners serving sentences of less than fours years will be able to vote under legislation to be introduced into parliament next year. Those inside for longer terms will remain…