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Articles by Elizabeth Alexander

Prison Health Care, Political Choice and the Accidental Death Penalty in Michigan

by Elizabeth Alexander1

In Hadix v. Caruso, I represent a class of prisoners in a decades-long case challenging conditions of confinement, including medical care, at various Michigan prison facilities.2 Since August 2006 I have been haunted by the death of one of those prisoners, because in retrospect his death appears ...

What's Wrong With the ACA?

The American Correctional Association (ACA) is the largest and best-known organization of prison and jail staff in the country. It offers higher education programs designed to train prison industry professionals and, like a traditional professional association, it certifies persons as members in good standing of the profession. Of course, the ...