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Articles by Gary Hunter

CCA Prison Under Gang Control: Death and Injury Suits Filed

Two suits were filed against Corrections Corp. of America (CCA) in less than a week. On April 15, 2003 the family of Iulai Amani sued CCA and the state of Hawaii for "wrongful conduct" resulting in Amani's death. The lawsuit came exactly two years from the date Amani died in ...

Comatose Prisoners Expose the Limits of Mercy

In Texas and California the hard line against crime has crashed against the bottom line of deficient state budgets. Short money and long sentences have politicians from both states purporting to search frantically for fiscal solutions.

Texas legislators have proposed a variety of bills that would potentially release prisoners. One ...