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The “New Penitentiary Culture”: US Designs for Colombian Jails

How the USAID, Federal Bureau of Prisons and the School of the Americas Have Impacted Colombia’s Prison System By James Jordan Reprinted from The Narco News Bulletin September 9, 2010 Amid much talk of human rights and improved conditions for those deprived of liberty, in March of 2000, the US ambassador and Colombia’s Minister of Justice signed…

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…

La Tramacúa: Colombia’s Abu Ghraib

By James Jordan Special to The Narco News Bulletin August 17, 2010 This report appears on the internet at http://www.narconews.com/Issue66/article4177.html The name commonly used to refer to the Medium and High Security Penitentiary of Valledupar is “La Tramacúa.” What that name means exactly, no one is certain. But it is a name that is infamous throughout Colombia…

AFGJ Core Projects

Campaign for Labor Rights It is the mission of the Campaign for Labor Rights (CLR) to mobilize grassroots support throughout the United States to promote economic and social justice by campaigning to end labor rights violations around the world. CLR educates about, and advocates against, the underlying causes of the global sweatshop. Its campaign strategies…

Fiscally Sponsored Projects

NATIONAL End US Wars http://www.EndUSWars.org National Immigrant Solidarity Network (NISN) http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org No More Guatanamos http://www.NoGitmos.org Pan-African Roots http://www.geocities.com/rtandac/roots.htm Project Safe Haven http://safehavenproject.org United Students Against Sweatshops http://studentsagainstsweatshops.org/index.php World Can’t Wait http://www.worldcantwait.org INTERNATIONAL Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) http://www.awalls.org Asamblea de Base acatlhuac@sbcglobal.net Bel’in Center for Joint Struggle (no web page) Campesin@ Hope in Nicaragua (CHIN)…