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Articles by Daniel A. Rosen

New Mexico Lawyer Fights to End Solitary Confinement

Federal Judge Dismisses Arizona Woman’s Wrongful Conviction Suit

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Nevada Reduces Share of Prisoners’ Money That Can be Taken for Restitution

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Missouri Prisoner Pleaded for Release Before Dying of COVID-19

“I’m afraid I may be ...

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St. Louis, Missouri Guard Has History of Taser Abuse

First Former Felon Elected to Washington State Legislature

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Maine Jail Gets a Pass for Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Prisoners

The review by ...

Teen Spends 17 Months in Mississippi Jail Without Indictment

ICE Detainees Pepper-Sprayed Over Hunger Strike

“Suddenly they just started gassing us. You could just hear everyone screaming for help,” Yandy Bacallao, a 34-year-old Cuban asylum claimant, told Searchlight New Mexico.

A CoreCivic spokesman confirmed that the incident took place. Ryan Gustin said on the company’s behalf that officers pepper-sprayed “a group of detainees who became disruptive by refusing to comply with verbal directives provided by staff.” Gustin referred further questions to ICE, which had no response to requests for comment.

Torrance County Manager Wayne Johnson was skeptical of inmate accounts, saying he had no confirmation that the incident had even happened, but suspects “there’s more to it than what you’ve been told.”

The county recorded $90,000 in income from CoreCivic last fiscal year, when the site started housing migrants, and expects annual revenue from the arrangement to climb to about $130,000 per year.

Bacallao and two other detainees provided additional details. After almost three dozen ...