“This will not be tolerated on my watch," Gov. Jim Justice said.
The precise methods prisons use to kill prisoners are often shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that the teams in charge of executions are rarely made up of experts.
Now Janine Howard is suing the New York Department of Corrections. "I feel victimized," she said. "I feel like my safety and security can just be taken from me at anytime."
"If defenseless people can't find justice in New York's legal system, who can expect them to believe in it?"
Despite some noises late last year about reform at New York's notorious jail, conditions remain brutal, as a series of recent incidents make clear.
We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.