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Articles by Jenifer Lockwood

‘Tragic and Wholly Unacceptable’ Gang Violence Erupts at Georgia Women’s Prison

by Jenifer Lockwood

On June 23, 2022, gang violence at Georgia’s second-largest women’s lockup sparked a sharply worded letter from U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D) calling on FBI Director Chris Wray to get involved and stop the “tragic and wholly unacceptable” prisoner-on-prisoner assaults.

Reports of gang activity at Pulaski State ...

GEO Group Gets Another Extension to Biden’s Deadline for USMS at California Prison

by Jenifer Lockwood

A privately run jail in downtown San Diego is still holding federal detainees after receiving an “unprecedented” third exception to an executive order issued by Pres. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D). Florida-based GEO Group, Inc., informed its 300 employees at the Western Region Detention Facility (WRDF) of ...

Oops! Accidental Dismissal of Case Over Alabama Jail Detainee’s Death Not Forgiven by Eleventh Circuit

by Jenifer Lockwood

Sticking with the adage that ignorance of the law is no excuse, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled on August 20, 2021, that it could not grant relief to a plaintiff who unintentionally dismissed jail guards from a suit over the allegedly wrongful ...

Floridians Face Prison for Voting from Jail

Tough-on-Crime Republicans Retaliate Against Rights Restoration Efforts

by Jenifer Lockwood and Panagioti Tsolkas

In February 2022, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) concluded an eight-month investigation involving the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office’s effort to register voters in the county jail. So far, the effort has resulted in ...