South Carolina prisons: Death by medical neglect

first_imgThis is Part 3 of an interview conducted after an April 15 rebellion at Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina maximum security prison. Jared Ware spoke with individuals inside Lee, including one who identified himself as a member of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, a group of imprisoned human rights advocates who have called for a National Prison Strike from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9.Jared Ware: I’ve heard some reporting on how high the death numbers are from South Carolina over the past couple years, but I’ve also heard from some prisoners that they believe the death numbers are actually much higher than what’s being reported.S: Yeah, they are only reporting certain kinds of deaths, not including some deaths that they have caused themselves. Just to give you an example, they have a cell in the area they call the RHU (Restrictive Housing Unit) that’s supposed to be the area they put people that get in trouble or whatever. And they’ve got a cell that’s called a CI (Crisis Intervention) cell. That’s where they strip you, make you get butt-naked, you got no clothes on, no nothing, and when they do bring you something, they’ll bring you a suicide blanket only.A guy years ago, he said he was going to kill himself, so they put him in the CI. The guy told one of the lieutenants later on that night he was cool. The lieutenant gave the man a sheet, and then they say the man hanged himself. But by policy and by rule, nobody is supposed to have [any] sheets in [any] CI cell, and everybody know that, especially the lieutenant, who’s a supervisor. So that’s their fault. He was a mentally ill patient. That’s on them.D: Absolutely. I’d like to add to that. One of the reasons why the number is probably higher as well is they’re dealing with medical neglect. We’ve seen incidents where guys fall out, [and] get no medical treatment whatsoever. I consider those direct murders, as well, of the state. When staff are failing to respond or respond and say, “Oh, you’re faking it, you’re not having a heart attack,” and you fall out and die right there. We saw that happen several times as well. So this also would account for why some of the prisoners would say that these numbers definitely would be higher, after they are witnessing some people being allowed to die, the way that they’re being allowed to die.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Radio reporter freed after being held for 14 years on genocide charge

first_img RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica News Follow the news on Rwanda Reporters Without Borders has learned that Dominique Makeli, a former reporter with state-owned Radio Rwanda who had been held since 1994 on a vague, genocide-related charge, was released on 13 October. “This is excellent news and a great relief. Makeli has suffered an incredibly long ordeal during which he was unable to defend himself against slanderous allegations”, Reporters Without Borders said. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Organisation April 6, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter freed after being held for 14 years on genocide charge to go further Reporters Without Borders has learned that Dominique Makeli, a former reporter with state-owned Radio Rwanda who had been held since 1994 on a vague, genocide-related charge, was released on 13 October.“This is excellent news and a great relief,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Like fellow Radio Rwanda journalist Tatiana Mukakibibi, who was freed in November 2007 after 11 years in detention, Makeli has suffered an incredibly long ordeal during which he was unable to defend himself against slanderous allegations. We hope he will now be able to live peacefully, after these 14 years of isolation and injustice.”Makeli’s release on 13 October was a result of his acquittal by a gacaca (popular tribunal) in the Kigali district of Nyarugenge on 5 October. Detained since 18 September 1994, he had been transferred from one detention centre to another, ending up in Kigali central prison, also known as “1930”.A public prosecutor told Reporters Without Borders in October 2001 that Makeli was accused of inciting genocide in his reports. While covering a supposed appearance of the Virgin in Kibeho, in the west of the country, in May 1994, Makeli reported that she was supposed to have said: “The parent is in heaven.” The prosecutor insisted that, in the context of that moment, this was taken to mean, “President Habyarimana is in heaven” and was interpreted as a message of support for Habyarimana and, by extension, the policy of exterminating Tutsis. Both Makeli and many local independent observers disputed that interpretation.During its visits to Rwanda, Reporters Without Borders met Makeli several times in prison. A very religious person whose health deteriorated steadily during his years in prison, he always insisted on his innocence. He was transferred to Arusha, Tanzania, in 2007 to appear as a witness before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and was returned to prison in Rwanda afterwards. Reports Receive email alerts BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RwandaAfrica Help by sharing this information News February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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This New Cafe Takes the Cake

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog This New Cafe Takes the Cake From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, July 15, 2016 | 11:59 am Although the current focus is cakes and pastries, Pham plans to add savory items and vegan options. She is open to suggestions and adamant about steering clear of preservatives and artificial ingredients. Business News Pham has since graduated from Easy Bake creations and boxed mixes to delicate Lemon Raspberry cakes and precious earl grey macarons. After initially studying pharmacy, Pham changed careers and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Pasadena, in 2008 with a degree in patisserie. Moyo even includes a kid’s play area so that busy parents can take a moment to enjoy their coffees. Their coffees and tea are locally sourced from Bicycle Coffee and the Art of Tea. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy One of Pham’s favorite desserts is the Triple Berry Shortcake. She uses poundcake rather than sponge cake to create balance and evoke a sense of nostalgia. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Moyo is located at 1373 North Lake Avenue. Call (626) 714-7200 or visit https://spark.adobe.com/page/CbFr0/. Community News “It all started with an Easy Bake Oven my Dad bought me,” said Grace Pham. “The concept is to step back and enjoy each other’s company,” she added. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS “Most people remember Sara Lee pound cakes, the kind Mom used to keep in the freezer – ours reminds people of that but with layers of fresh berries and whipped cream,” she said. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday “Ever since I was little I just enjoyed baking and seeing the joy on other people’s faces…it’s very rewarding to be about to do that now at Moyo,” she said. She owns Moyo, a cakery and cafe, that highlights her desserts and provides a place to reconnect. The name, Moyo, means “gather” in Korean, she explained. “I’ve always wanted to open up my own place – where you can enjoy dessert and a cup of coffee,” she said. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The menu changes regularly, so there’s always another reason to come back – from flavorful macarons to cookies, cakes and dessert parfaits, you’ll be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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