Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Aparna Marandi and her son were released on bail on May 6, 2013. She had been in jail since December 8, 2012, accused of being involved in a Maoist arson attack on a mining site in India's Jharkhand state. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations believe that she was falsely accused and arrested for her non-violent human rights activism.
Fifteen years after it opened, Tamms CMAX is officially closed. The last five inmates in the high security unit were transferred on 28th December 2012 to Pontiac Correctional Center, Illinois.