The photo looks like something out of a horror film. A long, thin animal lays dissected on a white table. Metal tools pull the animal’s skin back to reveal its jellied, maroon-colored insides — all soupy, slick, and lumpy.
By Andrew Gumbel In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville visited the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to observe first-hand the effects of a peculiar — and, at the time, entirely novel — form of incarceration.
Bernie Sanders is the former mayor of Burlington, Vt., an advocate for campaign finance reform and single payer health insurance, and the only avowed socialist in the U.S. Senate.
by W.T. WHITNEY Jr. The publication of Arnold August’s book “Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion” is an event. The author establishes that democracy is alive in Cuba. He views Cuban democracy as a process moving ahead, but with course corrections. Democracy, he suggests, is really democratization.
By Sarah Lazare
The more than 40 year solitary confinement of “Angola Three” inmate Albert Woodfox “amounts to torture and it should be lifted immediately,” declared UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez in a sweeping indictment Monday of inhumanity and abuse in U.S. prisons.
By Jacob Sullum|
Last March Mother Jones, which usually inveighs against the war on drugs, discovered its inner prohibitionist, warning that “More Cocaine Could Soon Be on Our Streets, Thanks to the Sequester.”