Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Evils of Solitary Confinement

Filmmakers are raising funds to make their film “Dying for Sunlight” a documentary about hunger strikes in California prisons protesting solitary confinement.  You can donate here.

It is also worth reading this excellent article from Mother Jones by Shane Bauer about solitary confinement, which you can read by clicking here.

 

Why “the Radical Law Center”?

rad·i·cal  [rad-i-kuhl]

adjective:
1. of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.
2. thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards to change from accepted or traditional forms: a radical change in the policy of the government.
3. favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms: radical ideasradical reform.
4. existing inherently in a thing or person: radical strengths of character.
5. slang: excellent, cool.
noun:     A person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform.

“The word ‘radical’ derives from the Latin word for root.  Therefore, if you want to get to the root of anything you must be radical.” — Gore Vidal