Abolition of Torture

Torture does not work

I am grateful to Rich Killmer and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture for bringing us together today, the 11th anniversary of the day the first detainees were imprisoned at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. This occasion provides us an opportunity as a nation to reflect on our government... read more»

Posted by Jim Winkler, General Secretary on January 11, 2013

A reflection on Human Rights Day

"Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having... read more»

Posted by Paz Artaza-Regan, National Religious Campaign Against Torture on December 05, 2012

“Solitary confinement dehumanizes us all”

Anthony Graves spent 18 years incarcerated and in solitary confinement before he was exonerated for a crime he did not committ. Graves testified yesterday at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights chaired by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). As... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on June 20, 2012

Solitary Confinement Disregards Sacred Worth - Hearing on Capitol Hill

GBCS's Director of Civil and Human Rights, Bill Mefford, will testify today before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights in a hearing on Reassessing Solitary Confinement. The following is a transcript of Bill's testimony: Mr. Chairman, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on June 19, 2012