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Articles by Anthony W. Accurso

$150,000 Settlement for Opioid Withdrawal Death in Indiana County Jail

by Anthony W. Accurso

The Floyd County, Indiana, jail reached a settlement in July in the death of a prisoner related to opioid withdrawal.

Hanna Robb, 23, was booked into the Floyd County Jail on March 25, 2016, for failure to appear for a misdemeanor theft charge. At her court ...

It’s Time For the Feds To Fund College Education For Prisoners, Again

by Anthony W. Accurso

Twenty-five years after the federal government restricted prisoners from obtaining Pell Grants to pay for higher education while incarcerated, bipartisan support for new legislation reinstating access is gaining ground in the national conversation surrounding mass incarceration.

“Education is to the future for just about anyone and ...

Arizona DOC Bans Book Critical of Justice System, Reverses Decision Following Criticism

by Anthony W. Accurso

According to news reports, earlier this year the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) banned prisoners from receiving Chokehold: Policing Black Men, a 2017 book critical of the criminal justice system. 

The author, former federal prosecutor and Georgetown University professor Paul Butler, explored the history ...