The occupation is one of several national protests currently being led by African-American-led organizations.
"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.
As one activist said, "there is a time to write letters, a time to meet, and when all else fails, a time to take to the streets."
Is there a human right to age in dignity? Some countries think so. Unfortunately, ours isn't one of them.
Yanira Lopez Lucas and her children are among the Central American refugees who have made the dangerous journey across the border to escape violence and turmoil.
Today, and for the rest of the weekend, School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) will gather on its 25th anniversary.
Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.
The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.
"These decisions show how much is at stake in our nation's highest court and how critical it is that Americans consider the Supreme Court as we choose our next president."
"Today's ruling affirms what millions already know to be true: the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court - equal justice under law - apply to us."