Tag Archives: Southern Poverty Law Center

June 17

Private prison’s shocking treatment of mentally ill inmates sparks class action lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2013 – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF), alleging shocking human rights violations against mentally ill and special needs prisoners by the private, for-profit facility. Intended to provide safe […]

Middlesex June 04

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

***** Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides  Knopf, 2002 ISBN-13: 978-1-4299-5627-7 “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen […]