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He spent 24 years in prison for N.J. murder he didn’t commit. Now he’s suing for $1.2M.

Remember when Securus was sued for recording 14,000 calls between prison inmates and lawyers? It just settled

Educators Donate $50,000 Worth Of Hand Sanitizer, Soap To Illinois Prisons. Inmates Wonder Where It Went.


Mercer corrections officer accused of smuggling drugs into state prison

DC Jail inspections prompted by lawsuit show virus spread is slowing

Retired Hanford lieutenant in jail on rape allegations


For people with relatives in prison, coronavirus makes calls more urgent – and harder to afford

9th inmate at state prison in Chino dies of apparent COVID-19 complications

Jail's medical provider details why they believe they weren't responsible for inmate's death. 


From Angola prison to 'America's Got Talent': Archie Williams gives hope to Louisiana inmates

Video: Emergency team fires non-lethal rounds at inmates after prison disturbance

Inside a prison love-triangle: How glamorous guard, 25, 'had sex behind bars with an armed robber, 21,' - and is now dating a bikie turned rapper who filmed his music videos in jail 


He tested positive for the coronavirus. One day later, a federal prison flew him home to Alaska.

Corrections officer accused of sexual misconduct in jail

Prison farms in a time of global crisis: Thinking big, starting small

Recent PLN Articles

These Sheriffs Release Sick Inmates to Avoid Paying Their Hospital Bills

This article was produced in partnership with, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. This article was originally published on September 30, 2019.

Michael Tidwell’s blood sugar reading was at least 15 times his normal level ...

Coronavirus: A Nationwide Survey of the Push for Early Release as Pandemic Fears Grow

by Christopher Zoukis

“Mother Nature is a serial killer. No one’s better. More creative. . . . She’s a bitch.”

– World War Z

Between January and August of 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services played a game, a simulation of sorts. The exercise was called Crimson Contagion, ...

Protect Yourself and Your Facility from COVID-19

by Michael D. Cohen, M.D.


The novel coronavirus is now a global pandemic and is widespread in the United States, causing a disease called COVID-19. It is likely that a majority of the population will eventually become infected with this virus. Here is some information about the coronavirus and ...

Inside the US Marshals’ Secretive, Deadly Detention Empire

They’re supposed to safeguard pretrial detainees. But America’s oldest law enforcement agency is suffering from a massive dereliction of duty.

by Seth Freed Wessler, Mother Jones

A large rectangle of red dirt on the flat expanse of West Texas’ Permian Basin reminds Sadrac Garcia every day of what his family ...

Three California Jail Guards Charged in “Fight Club” Case

Scott Neu, the San Francisco deputy identified as the ringleader of a gladiator-style jailhouse “fight club,” was charged with four felony counts of assault under color of authority, four felony counts of making threats, four misdemeanor counts of inhumanity to a prisoner and five misdemeanor counts of inflicting cruel and ...

No Place for Old Men

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense.

by Dick J. Reavis, Texas Observer

Benito Alonzo is a short, 140-pound 80-year-old. His quiet-spoken manner, drooping jowls and gray hair, trimmed in a buzz, give him the appearance of a benevolent grandfather, and indeed, he ...

Alabama Forced to Confront Criminal Justice Reform

“We’re at a fork in the road,” Alabama state Senator Cam Ward, chairman of the Prison Reform Task Force, said in June 2014. “We have two paths to choose from and neither one is easy. Those of us on the task force can solve, it or federal courts can do ...

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"Criminal Injustice"

Paul Wright, the founder and executive director of the Human Rights Defense Center and editor of Prison Legal News and Criminal Legal News, is a regular guest on the "Loud & Clear" podcast's Thursday series “Criminal Injustice,” a segment about the most egregious conduct of our courts and prosecutors and how justice is denied to so many people in this country. Listen to this week's episode here or visit our media library, here, for an archive of past shows.

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