News Sources

This page includes links to national articles related to IAHR's three core missions (Torture, Solitary Confinement and Islamophobia).  For IAHR specific media coverage, go to IAHR news.


Washington Post: The ‘guinea pig’ for U.S. torture is languishing at Guantanamo

NY Times: How U.S. Torture Left Legacy of Damaged Minds

Why Obama Has Failed to Close Guantanamo

Obama Plans to Send Plan to Close Guantanamo to Congress

An Eloquent Voice from Guantanamo

From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement

CIA Torture Practices

Navy SEALS, a Beating Death and Claims of a Cover-Up

Transfers Could Reduce Guantanamo Detainees to 90

Frustrated CIA Blames Torture Delays on Senators who want it to be Intelligible

Guantanamo Bay detainee force-feeding case continues

Judge Rejects Obama Administration’s ‘Deeply Troubling’ Effort to Close Hearing on Forced-Feeding at Guantanamo

Who are "We the People"

CIA Torture report delayed - yet again. Sept. 10, 2014

July 28, 2014: Torture is not a public relations problem

Courageous Navy nurse refuses to force feed Gitmo detainees

Generals want CIA report to be published

Eric Fair, former interrogator editorial on his struggle and releasing the torture report

Solitary Confinement

At Virginia's Supermax Prisons, Isolation and Abuse Persist Despite Reforms

Dying to Live”: Hunger Strike in Wisconsin Prison Protests Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Madness: In Florida, mentally ill prisoners have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards

Former prison warden speaks out against solitary confinement

Overhaul of Solitary Confinement Is Approved for New York’s Prisons

The Deadly Consequences of Solitary With a Cellmate

Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

A Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement

Abolish Solitary Confinement

Congressionally Mandated Task Force Calls for Bold Transformation of Federal Corrections System

Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement

the ct mirror: A governor, a commissioner and a new take on prison

The Post's View: New York takes steps to make the use of solitary confinement more humane

What Does Solitary Confinement Do To Your Mind?

My Life in Supermax

New York State Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons

Historic Settlement Overhauls Solitary Confinement in New York

New York's `Historic Agreement' on Solitary Confinement

How the Landmark Settlement Will-and Will Not-Change Solitary Confinement in New York's Prisons

Pope Francis denounces Solitary Confinement

September 8 2014 - Solitary Confinement - the horror and the inhumanity

Congressman Richmond introduces legislation to reform solitary confinement in federal prisons

The Caging of America

Videos on Solitary

American Friends Service Committee


Colorado ACLU

Reversing the Tide of Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Prison Reform

“Mariposa and the Saint,” a New Play About Solitary Confinement

Recommended Sites:

Prisoner Activist

Solitary Watch 

Vimeo Videos on Solitary Confinement

The Marshall Project


NY Times: Hate Crimes Against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

Township Saw a Zoning Issue. The Justice Dept. Saw Religious Discrimination.

Austin-based churches, synagogues call for end to anti-Muslim bigotry

David Petraeus: Anti-Muslim bigotry aids Islamist terrorists

Learning from our Muslim neighbors to build understanding

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week

Montgomery Board offers lesson in intolerance

Prince Georges County Schools investigate Teacher for anti-Muslim rhetoric

CAIR launches DC bus ad campaign to promote interfaith unity

Other Criminal Justice Issues

I’m the inmate. Why is my granddaughter being punished, too?

A Home After Prison

Pell grants for prisoners: Obama to give inmates a second chance at college

Home Free: How a New York State prisoner became a jailhouse lawyer, and changed the system

Maryland has started on prison reform. But what about the thousands in jails?

Parents' incarceration hurts children, families, report by Casey Foundation finds

Governor McAullife Restores Voting Rights to Returning Citizens

Debate Over Prison Population Turns to the States

Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination, Feds Say

Privacy, weekend leave, Keys...This is Prison?

The Prison-Commercial Complex

The List: When Juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex offender registry can be a life sentence

Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland after veto override

Prisons Have Become America's New Asylums

New first-in-kind tool maps jail incarceration rates in every U.S. County

Broken Windows

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Before the Law



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