Penal Reform International promotes a fair and effective criminal justice system. Check out their blog today: http://bit.ly/2p4cV89


"Evidence suggests isolating inmates inflicts permanent mental harm. So why does the U.S. have roughly 100,000 prisoners housed in solitary confinement, spending 23 to 24 hours per day alone in an 8-foot-by-10-foot cell?"
Are you working to change prisons in your community? Share your work or just share your thoughts in our Justice & Rule of Law group: http://bit.ly/2oZXcVJ


"In one mass shooting after another, some gun control advocates and journalists see a common thread: when domestic violence is not the immediate cause of a mass shooting, it was there as a warning sign in the history of the perpetrator."


April 7 is International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. "...established by the General Assembly on 23 December 2005...to 'mobilize civil society for Rwanda genocide victim remembrance and education in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.'"
Are you working to keep the memory of the Rwanda Genocide alive? Are you striving to end all chances of future genocide? Share your work with Action Connected.


Breaking news from the ‪#‎US‬: The US Justice department has announced they will phase out privately owned prisons.
“They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’s Office of Inspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security.”
Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/18/justice-department-says-it-will-end-use-of-private-prisons/?utm_term=.738dcdcd62ae
The US has been criticized for its high prison rates and subpar safety record. Do you think this could be a step in the right direction for prison reform and human rights? Share your thoughts and efforts in the field of prison policy in our group "Justice & Rule of Law": https://actionconnected.com/group/10


I‎n The News‬: Both ‪Australia‬ and the ‪US‬ are in the news with criticism about aspects of their justice system.
Australia: http://goo.gl/49otDQ
US: http://goo.gl/GZzaJs
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