Colombia

La “Nueva Cultura Penitenciaria”: Los diseños estadunidenses para las prisiones colombianas

Cómo USAID, el Buró Federal de Prisiones y la Escuela de las Américas han impactado el sistema penitenciario colombiano Por James Jordan Originalmente publicado en The Narco News Bulletin 10 de septiembre 2010 En medio de tanta discusión sobre derechos humanos y sobre la mejora de las condiciones de aquellos privados de su libertad, en…

Demand Humane Treatment of Prisoners

At La Tramacua Prison in Valledupar, Colombia (designed and advised by the US Bureau of Prisons), temperatures get as high as 105 degrees, with no form of cooling, but prisoners are granted access to water only 10 minutes a day. There are no sanitary toilets and open sewage runs by the kitchen. Fecal contamination of…

Join Noam Chomsky, Others: Free Lily!

Noam Chomsky, labor writer David Bacon, Sanctuary Movement and No More Deaths Founder, Rev. John Fife and immigrant rights organizer, Isabel García are among those calling for freedom for Colombian Political Prisoner, Liliany Obando. Would you join them by endorsing a Friend of the Court statement on behalf of Ms. Obando that will be submitted…

Updates on Past Alerts & New Delegations

UPDATES: The Peruvian indigenous leader that was detained, Alberto Pizango, was released on bail the following day. Thank you for your support in showing the Peruvian government that the international community is watching. It appears at this time that he will still face trial for the charges against him pertaining to “inciting” the June 2009…

Join Our Delegation to Colombia

The Alliance for Global Justice will be leading a delegation to Colombia August 1-11. We are being hosted by Fensuagro, the largest organization of farmers and farm workers in Colombia, and by Traspaso los Muros/Beyond the Walls, a solidarity organization made up of political prisoners and their allies. The delegation will occur shortly after the…