Sunday, October 30, 2016

Torture Uncovered: Raise Your Voice - REPORT and ACTION

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
      Torture survivors and human rights experts remind us that the use of these and other devices of torture are not unique to Lewisburg. Having received thousands of calls and letters from people in prison and their families who describe isolation, brutality, extreme temperatures, filth, and racism, Bonnie Kerness of the American Friends Service Committee’s Prison Watch Project writes, “When what happened at Abu Ghraib shocked the world, more than 2 and a half million prisoners, their families, advocates, lawyers and activists understood that this was business as usual.”

It is critical that we make it clear to our national leaders that “business as usual” and devices of torture are unacceptable.

Thank you for raising your voice for human rights, without exception.

In community,

Rev. Laura Markle Downton
Director, U.S. Prisons Policy & Program