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Attorneys: Obama must follow through promptly with release August 11, 2016, Arlington, VA – Today, a Periodic Review Board (PRB) made public its decision to clear Guantánamo detainee Sufyian Barhoumi...

CCR in the News

August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

...Time is running out, but even if Obama does close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, lawyers like Pardiss Kebriaei of the Center for Constitutional Rights says it doesn't address a fundamental problem with U.S. policy. "That policy of continuing and thus perpetual detention without charge would...
August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

Last week Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates seemingly turned the criminal justice world upside down. Her tool? A two-page memo to the acting head of the Bureau of Prisons that laid the groundwork for cutting off relations between the federal government and private prison operators. ... Read...
August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

The D.C. Circuit revived two convicted terrorism supporters' claims that their placement in isolation units that allow limited visits and phone calls violates their due process rights. The Center for Constitutional Rights brought a complaint six years ago on behalf of Yassin Muhiddin Aref and other...
August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia circuit reinstated a case challenging the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) use of secretive and experimental prison units known as communications management units (CMUs). However, it rejected claims alleging plaintiffs held in the units were “stigmatized...
August 23, 2016

Blog Post

Today, the 23rd of the month, invoking the 23 hours per day that prisoners spend in their cells in the SHU, activists throughout California are taking action to bring attention to prison conditions. Below Ernesto Rodriguez shares his experience of indefinite solitary confinement and of his release...
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