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UN Special Rapporteur inquires into Russell Shoats’ 21 years in solitary

Posted on July 20, 2012 by tiye1120

MEDIA RELEASE: United Nations Special Rapporteur inquiring into prolonged solitary confinement of Russell “Maroon” Shoats

News comes as state legislators set hearing on solitary confinement in PA prisons

Contact:  Theresa Shoatz               267-456-7882


July 19, 2012: Philadelphia, PA — Leading human rights organizations and the family of Russell Maroon Shoats received word last month that the United Nations’ leading expert on torture, Juan Mendez, will submit an inquiry into Shoats’ ongoing solitary confinement at  the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Greene in western Pennsylvania. Mendez, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, sent a letter to a U.S. State Department representative in Geneva, Switzerland at the end of…

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