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Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Delaware Prisoners Demand Education, Rehabilitation by Monte McCoin At 1:59 p.m. on February 1, 2017, the tip line rang in the newsroom at Delaware’s largest paper. Reporters from The News Journal were the first members of the media to hear about a disturbance and hostage situation at the James T. ...
2017 Has Already Seen Several Prison Rebellions by Brian Sonenstein Although the nationwide prison strike has fallen from headlines in recent months, incarcerated individuals continue to resist abuse and mistreatment while supporters on the outside rally to their defense. Prisoners in Delaware made international headlines when they took hostages and held Building C at the Vaughn ...
The Private Prison Primer: Stolen shoes and the Kingman riots by By Beryl Lipton, MuckRock Part 1 - Taking a look inside the black hole of prisoner grievances, and the lessons learned too late During the years it was operated by the private Management and Training Corporation, the “property” grievance was ...
Riot at Private Prison in Arizona Prompts Review, Reforms and Change in Contractor by Derek Gilna In July 2015, the privately-run Arizona State Prison Complex at Kingman (ASP Kingman) was rocked by a protracted riot in which 16 people – both guards and prisoners – suffered injuries. Following the disturbance, ...
Orange Crush: The Rise of Tactical Teams in Prison by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout Since Ferguson, there has been a public outcry over militarized police who shoot down African Americans on the streets of our cities, but less is known beyond prison walls about guards who regularly brutalize those ...
Securus Phone Rates Spark Uprising at Alaska Prison by Joe Watson A riot at an Alaska prison “kind of blew up” because, according to prisoners, the phone service provided by Securus was shoddy and the company charged unreasonable rates. Sparked by a widespread disconnection of phone calls one Monday night ...
Continued Need for Prison and Criminal Justice Reforms by Advocates for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform have never forgotten the September 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, which resulted in the deaths of 33 prisoners and 10 employees. The institutionalized brutality at Attica, which led ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Considerations in building an individual or system-wide medical care case, Medical issues panel, UCLA Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, September 2016 Considerations in building an individual or system-wide medical care case Medical issues panel, UCLA Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, September 2016 1. Gather facts  prisoners and former prisoners (get people to exhaust ...
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Audit of the fBOP’s Contract with CoreCivic to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, MI, OIG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Contract with CoreCivic, Inc. to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi Audit ...
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The New Slave Revolt by By Chris Hedges, TruthDig A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only ...
Private Prison in Texas Closes after Riot Renders it Uninhabitable by Matthew Clarke On February 20, 2015, an uprising occurred at the Willacy County Correctional Center (WCCC), a private prison located in Raymondville, Texas that was operated by Utah-based Management and Training Corporation (MTC). The facility primarily housed criminal immigrant ...
Book Review: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Dr. Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon Books, 2016). 752 pages, $24.00 (hardcover) Book review by Alan Mills Anyone who wants to ...
Private Prison Company Not Liable for Guard's Death in Riot by Lonnie Burton Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) successfully moved in federal court to dismiss a suit brought by the survivors of a guard who was killed by prisoners during a riot in 2012. On May 20, 2012, prisoners rioted ...
One Guard killed, Sixteen Staff and Three Prisoners Injured in Mississippi Private Prison Riot by Matthew Clarke On May 20, 2012, violence erupted at a 2,567-bed private prison near Natchez, Mississippi which is operated by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). The Adams County Corrections Center (ACCC) houses low-security adult ...
Twelve Killed as Eighty-One Escape From Iraqi Prison by During the evening of September 27, 2012, prisoners at an Iraqi prison in Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein which is about 80 miles north of Baghdad, broke into a storeroom where weapons are kept. They seized the weapons and engaged ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Vermont Prisoners Riot in Massachusetts County Jail by Derek Gilna Eleven prisoners from Vermont were the principal participants in a recent disturbance at the Franklin County, Masschusetts county jail, according to Vermont Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito. Three other prisoners from Massachusetts also took part in the incident, which resulted in ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Report On Arizona Hostage Crisis May Never Be Released by Michael Rigby A report on the 2004 hostage crisis at the Arizona Prison Complex-Lewis took hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars and more than three months to produce. But thanks to partisan politics and bureaucratic infighting, the report may never ...
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