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Articles by Douglas Ankney

Connecticut Prisoner Population Lowest in Over Three Decades Due to Coronavirus

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 ...

COVID Outbreak in Vermont Prison Could Have Been Prevented

by Douglas Ankney

As of March 11, 2021, there were more than 137 active cases of COVID-19 at the Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport, Vermont. James Lyall, executive director of the ACLU of Vermont said, “This was predictable and it was preventable. Just like the multiple other outbreaks ...

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. ...