The Center for Constitutional Rights has assembled this fact sheet examining the death penalty in the United States from a human rights perspective.
Updated: May 16, 2012
In April 2014, hundreds of documents detailing the process for designating and keeping prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons Communications Management Units (CMUs) were made public for the first...
Updated: August 7, 2014
Today US Army Private Bradley Manning is to be formally charged with numerous crimes at Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by members of the Icelandic...
Updated: July 8, 2014
On September 12, 2014, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other experts submitted testimony to a UK Parliamentary Committee calling for evidence about the UK-US extradition treaty. The...
Updated: September 12, 2014
The New York State Court of appeals will allow a lawsuit filed by CCR to proceed, which challenges the constitutionality of the NYSDOCS prison telephone contract.
DOCS's monopoly contract with MCI charge the families of prisoners up to 630% more than average consumer rates to accept collect calls from inmates.
Spitzer stops phone companies and state from ripping off N.Y. inmates' families.
Governor Eliot Spitzer says excessive telephone charges paid by the families of state inmates will be reduced by April to the cost of regular calls.
A ruling by the State Court of Appeals overturned decisions by lower courts and ruled that a lower court must hear a suit filed by families of inmates, alleging that the state illegally charged...
6th U.S. circuit court of appeals rules that prison inmates cannot be transferred to a super-maximum prison without a hearing.