Support independent journalism on whistleblowers, secrecy, and press freedom-related issues. Become a subscriber of The Dissenter. Journalist Brittany Hailer has sued a county jail in Pennsylvania for "strictly enforcing" gag rules against prisoners and the jail's employees and contractors. Hailer claims the rules allegedly violate her constitutional rights to "gather
The following is an exclusive for paid subscribers of The Dissenter. Exclusive content is accessible to all readers during July. If you appreciate what you read, become a subscriber with this 60-day free trial. A new report documents civil rights abuses, including torture, that allegedly occurred at a United States
A briefing from the Prison Policy Initiative documents many of the restrictions that prisons in the United States impose to prevent journalism from incarcerated individuals. Fourteen states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Virginia—have a “total
In Judge Vanessa Baraitser's ruling, she said the detention conditions in which Assange would likely be held were relevant to his mental health and risk of suicide.
Attorney Lindsay Lewis, who represented Mostafa Kamel Mostafa in a high-profile extradition case, warns against the U.S. government's past "unreliable assurances."
“[It is] very difficult to talk through [cell] doors,” attorney Yancey Ellis shared. One almost has to “scream at the top of their lungs.”
Lead prosecutor James Lewis focused on a prior ruling by European Court of Human Rights on supermax prisons that clearly sided with the U.S. government.