Amnesty International


Report Critical Of Solitary Confinement At California Prisons

California has violated global standards by keeping thousands of inmates in isolation cells, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday that criticizes conditions at two of the state’s maximum security prisons as “cruel and inhuman.”


Joan Baez performs during a concert for folk music legend Pete Seeger at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 3, 2009. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Joan Baez Honored As Amnesty International Marks 50 Years

Bay Area music legend Joan Baez will be honored at the San Francisco gathering this weekend to mark Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary.