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The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before


Published on Nov 9, 2015

Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, within a US prison. These units were opened secretly, and radically alter how prisoners are treated — even preventing them from hugging their children. Potter, a TED Fellow, shows us who is imprisoned here, and how the government is trying to keep them hidden. “The message was clear,” he says. “Don’t talk about this place.” Find sources for this talk at willpotter.com/cmu

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10 Responses to The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before

  1. Former Railroader says:

    Prisons like this makes the ruling class giddy.
    They would like to see the 99.9999% controlled like this.

    I am going to the Youtube on this and read the comments. 25k likes.

  2. Katie says:

    “Most people think that whatever happens to these “criminals” is warranted.” This was said at end of talk. Very sad indeed. There is police, good guys, mentality. Whatever the police say or someone else says that convicts someone, it must be because they deserved it, yet there is no consideration of the common law and Bill of Rights when this conclusion is made.
    More compassion and empathy is required within each of us so that we stop and ask the question, was a crime actually committed?

    • Bluwater says:

      And the police would NEVER lie, right?

    • Bob M says:

      “More compassion and empathy is required within each of us so that we stop and ask the question, was a crime actually committed?”
      Thanks Katie. Wish everyone was like you. Just wrote a letter to ed on how people need to be a bit more like Johnny Cash- “The Man in Black”.

    • Koyote says:

      A sense of justice wouldn’t hurt either…

      • Katie says:

        Common law is justice. Common law principal states that for there to be a crime, there must first be a victim(corpus delecti). The state cannot be the injured party. In the absence of a victim there can be no crime.

    • GrayRider says:

      See: Briscoe v. LaHue, 460 U.S. 325, 329-346. 51 USLW 4247 (1983) (Held: Title 42 U.S.C. 1983 (1976 ed., Supp. V) does not authorize a convicted state defendant to assert a claim for damages against a police officer for giving perjured testimony at the defendant’s criminal trial. Pp. 329-346.); http://laws.findlaw.com/us/460/325.html

      • GrayRider says:

        See also: Democracy Now (10/15/2013): Another U.S. Whistleblower Behind Bars? Investor Jailed After Exposing Corrupt Azerbaijani Oil Deal: Attorney: MICHAEL TIGAR: “Today, Rick Bourke is in jail. I regard him as a whistleblower. And we were unsuccessful, even after a United States attorney stood in the United States Court of Appeals in Lower Manhattan and told the court that the United States Attorney’s Office in this judicial district is perfectly happy to put on false testimony knowing that it’s false, that it happens all the time, but that Rick Bourke isn’t entitled to any relief on that basis.” http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/15/another_us_whistleblower_behind_bars_investor

  3. Former railroader says:

    Ho many levels of secret prisons are there darker than these?

  4. Koyote says:

    Effectively labeled by rednecks as “UNDER THE JAILHOUSE”..

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