UN Report Calls Practices in US Prisons ‘Affront To Human Dignity’

  • A United Nations reported by human rights experts published Thursday says practices in U.S. prisons amounted to “an affront to human dignity.”
  • The report by the three U.N.-appointed experts follows their visits to U.S. prisons in April and May.
  • They are calling for major reform to the U.S. criminal justice system to combat what they call systemic racism, citing testimonies that male inmates were forced to work in “plantation-style” conditions.
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