[The Wire] New Draft Model Prison Manual Implicitly Explains Why Prison Riots Happen

[The Wire] New Draft Model Prison Manual Implicitly Explains Why Prison Riots Happen

The Wire published my article on prisoner rights and what new draft Model Prison Manual does to protect them. Here’s the preview:

Prisoners already face endemic issues like poor sanitation, lack of resources and insufficient wages, and the new rules are looking to restrict them from going on a hunger strike singing, laughing and talking loudly.

Even if other duties make sense, the duty to abstain from “singing, laughing loudly, and talking loudly” makes one wonder if what the new manual is aiming at is to deprive prisoners of their basic right to be human beings.

Read the full article here