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Articles by Douglas Ankney

Family of San Quentin Prisoner Who Died of COVID-19 Due to “Horribly Botched Transfer” Files Lawsuit

Report: Border Patrol Misappropriated Funds and Failed to Provide Proper Medical Care to Accurately Report Migrant Deaths

According to a July 2020 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office ...

Federal Court Orders Body Cams Be Worn by Guards in Effort to Stop Abuse of Disabled at California Prison

Private Medical Contractor Wellpath Pays $4.5 Million in Death of Mentally Ill Jail Detainee After Judge Finds It Destroyed Evidence

The family’s attorney, Edwin ...

Victim Compensation and Restorative Justice as Alternatives to Sentencing Enhancements for Hate Crimes

During the decades dominated by ...

California Starts Phase-Out of Most State Juvenile Prisons, but Loophole Allows Two to Remain Open

Progress Made in Fight Against Prison Gerrymandering But Battle Continues

Mellon Foundation to Provide $5.25 Million in Program to Distribute Books to Prisoners

The program will provide the same 500-book collection to 1,000 prisons. ...

New Mexico Corrections Pays $1.4 Million to Settle Whistleblower Complaint Alleging Retaliation for Exposing Deficiencies in Corizon Medical Care

An October 15, 2020 report from the Santa Fe New Mexican revealed that in March 2020, the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) paid $1.4 million to settle a whistleblower complaint that exposed deficiencies of private health-care provider Corizon Correctional Health Care (Corizon) and the NMCD’s failure to ...

Preliminary Studies: Black/Latino Populations Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19