June 1, 2010
Public Comment Sought on Special Prison Units
On March 30, with the help of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Yassin Aref and six other plaintiffs sued the U.S. government to close down the CMUs as illegal (see the article by attorney Stephen Downs on p. 28 of the July 2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, available at http://www.wrmea.org).
The Bureau of Prisons is accepting public comment on the CMUs until June 7. We are forwarding the CCR’s press release urging concerned Americans to submit comments on these segregated and restrictive units.