Bureau of Prisons

solitary confinement

From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The U.S. sends “the worst of the worst” to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.
Keegan Hamilton

The U.S. Isn't Counting Prison Suicides Even Though the Law Requires It

Jeffrey Epstein's suicide shined a light on a problem in the prison system: No one is keeping track of suicide deaths on a national basis.
Tomas Navia

8 People Were Told Not to Leave Epstein Alone. They Did Anyway.

Investigators are now looking into whether these people also knew, for sure, that Epstein had been left alone in his cell.
Carter Sherman

Epstein's Death Is Exposing the 'Clusterfuck' Inside Trump's Prisons

"This is kind of like you're playing this game of chicken, and eventually something bad happens, and shit rolls downhill."
Justin George
Weihua Li
hurricane michael

Florida won't evacuate all of its inmates in the path of Hurricane Michael

With the storm poised to make landfall, officials say that evacuating those facilities is no longer an option.
Tess Owen
private prisons

One of America’s most notorious private prisons may soon reopen under Trump

Keegan Hamilton

Team Obama Quietly Bolstered Protections for Trans Inmates Last Week

The Bureau of Prisons formalized key policies advocates say should help LGBTQ people inside—even under Trump.
Casey Tolan
defense & security

Barbaric Conditions That Led to a Detainee's Death Are Laid Bare in CIA Reports

Declassified internal CIA reports released Tuesday describes the systematic torture of the first high-value detainee to die in CIA custody.
Jason Leopold
defense & security

After a Detainee Died at a Black Site, the CIA Blamed Training From the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Newly released CIA documents show that trainers from the Federal Bureau of Prisons traveled to a CIA black site in Afghanistan and trained guards shortly before a detainee named Gul Rahman was found dead in his cell.
Jason Leopold

There's a New US Policy on 'Sanctuary Cities' That Makes It Easier for ICE to Deport People

The Obama administration has vowed to pass undocumented immigrants convicted of federal crimes directly to ICE after they are released from prison.
Meredith Hoffman
defense & security

Obama Unveils Guantanamo Closure 'Plan' to Immediate Criticism From All Sides

Eight years after he first vowed to close the detention facility at Guantanamo, Obama delivered a long-awaited plan Tuesday that offered little in the way of new ideas.
Jason Leopold

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.
Paul Willis