prisons

10.8.19

He Was Sentenced to Only Two Days in Jail, a Lawsuit Says. Three Months Later, He Killed Himself in His Cell.

Robert Wayne Johnson's wife is suing a Mississippi county, saying he was held past his release date and not provided with mental healthcare.

9.10.19

Pregnant Woman Says Her Baby Died After Prison Guards Stopped at Starbucks on the Way to the Hospital

Three women are suing the Orange County jail for substandard care while they were pregnant.

8.23.19

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.

7.13.19

Will New Orleans Protect Their Inmates During A Storm? Barry Is A Test After Katrina's Prison Disaster

During Katrina inmates were locked in cells filled with sewage-contaminated water.

7.8.19

Kamala Harris Called Young People “Stupid” in 2015

How the senator talked about young people when she was California's top prosecutor.

4.3.19

Stabbings, gang rapes, and rats: DOJ gives Alabama 49 days to fix "cruel and unusual" prisons

The DOJ released a scathing 56-page report on Wednesday that details the "deplorable conditions" in 16 Alabama prisons.

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2.8.19

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.

12.19.18

Here's what the prison reform bill actually does — and doesn't do

It's a watershed moment in prison reform. Now it's up to the states, which house more than 90% of U.S. inmates.

11.26.18

‘This Is a War’: Prisons Want Cell Phone Jammers to Stop Inmates from Communicating With the Outside World

Prisons want jamming technology to stop criminal activity, but critics warn there would be dire consequences if jamming was allowed to propagate.

11.7.18

Florida's 1.5 million former felons just won the right to vote

Bipartisan support for Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to felons who have served their time.

11.1.18

PHOTOS: Life on the streets of San Francisco through the lens of ex-inmates

Although free, these two men are still fighting to break free of the system.

10.19.18

Families are still searching for prisoners evacuated after Hurricane Michael

"I just want to hear his voice," a mother says.

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