Cops Barred From Guarding George Floyd’s Killer for Not Being White Just Got Paid
A Minnesota county approved a $1.5 million settlement for eight nonwhite guards who were banned from interacting with or even being on the same floor as Derek Chauvin.
A Corrections Officer Allegedly Did Nothing for 15 Minutes as an Inmate Hung Himself
Ryan Wilson hanged himself with a bedsheet tied to a light fixture in New York City's Manhattan Detention Complex, known as The Tombs.
Texas Jails Were Freezing and Smelled Like Urine
“The air smells like urine. I hate saying this—but it’s like congealed piss in the toilets. It’s gross,” one prisoner at the Harris County Jail told VICE News.
COVID-19 Devastated Prisons. Now Some Inside Don’t Want the Vaccine.
Staff and prisoners are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine at alarming rates, meaning U.S. prisons could continue to spread the disease.
Prisoners Are Loading COVID Victims Into Mobile Morgues for $2 an Hour in Texas
El Paso has recently experienced a huge spike in infections.
Venmo and Paypal Are Stalling Urgent Efforts to Bail People Out of Jail
Transfer limits and security freezes are stalling efforts to get people free from jail in the middle of a pandemic.
Third Inmate Dies From COVID-19 at Louisiana Prison as Entire Federal System Goes on Lockdown
“At this point, my concern is that COVID-19 is becoming a death sentence at Oakdale FCI,” said one attorney with a client in the prison.
Inside the Federal Prison That's ‘Ground Zero’ For the Coronavirus Outbreak
Coronavirus is spreading across the Bureau of Prisons, already killing one inmate in Louisiana and threatening to overwhelm local hospitals.
Mexican Top Cop Allegedly Bribed by El Chapo Wants Out of Jail Because of Coronavirus
Genaro García Luna, currently housed in a Brooklyn federal jail on charges that he took millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, has asked to be released for fear of contracting COVID-19.
Coronavirus Is Spreading Through America’s Prisons and No One Is Ready
“Whatever gets in here starts spreading, and everyone gets it.”
Looming COVID-19 Disaster in US Prisons Has Advocates Pleading for Releases
A coalition of organizations led by the Southern Poverty Law Center is calling on Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi to release as many people as possible, right now.
A Rikers Guard Tested Positive for Coronavirus as New York City Considers Releasing Some Inmates
Rikers has a population of more than 5,000 inmates.