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Article • March 27, 2017
America’s Fortress of Blood: The Death of George Jackson and the Birth of the Prison-Industrial Complex by Dan Berger In 1971, activist George Jackson was mysteriously killed in San Quentin prison — a tragedy repeated time and again by Dan Berger, Salon A young black man gunned down by law enforcement. ...
An Inmate Died Of Thirst In A Jail Run By A Loudly Pro-Trump Sheriff by Terrill Thomas’ death in Milwaukee County Jail has been ruled a homicide. By Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― Authorities have ruled the death of an inmate at a jail run by a ...
Sandra Bland’s Family Got A Settlement, But The Fight Isn’t Over by Hundreds are still dying in our nation’s jails. By Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― An attorney for the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanging in her jail cell days after she ...
‘We Felt We Weren’t Qualified To Be Making These Decisions’ by A former corrections officer talks about her frustration with the lack of mental health care in jails. By Jacquie Lee, The Huffington Post Melanie Bailey, 44, was a corrections officer at Lancaster County Correctional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, until ...
‘In My Heart, I Know My Brother Did Not Kill Himself’ by Michael Paul was arrested for jaywalking and died in custody. His family wants to know why. By Mercy Yang, The Huffington Post Michael Paul, a 48-year-old from Crestline, California, was taken into custody at the Twin Peaks sheriff’s station ...
Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago by And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives in Jail By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most ...
We Wanted To Find Troubled Jails, So We Counted The Bodies by Ten jails. More than 40 deaths. What happened in one year? By Ryan J. Reilly & Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― In any given year, the vast majority of the thousands of jails in the United ...
Three California Jail Guards Charged with Murdering One Prisoner, Assaulting Another by Christopher Zoukis Three California jail guards have been charged with assaulting and murdering a mentally ill prisoner after he was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight on August 27, 2015. Santa Clara County jail deputies Jereh ...
More Suicides, Overdoses and Murders in California Prisons, According to Death Review Report by Joe Watson While California’s prison population is down, homicides among state prisoners in 2013 were up sharply over previous years. Deaths from drug overdoses in California prisons were up, too, and the suicide rate among state ...
Guards Liable in Maryland Prisoner’s Murder on Transport Bus by The Maryland Court of Appeals held a trial court erred in striking a jury’s finding that a guard was liable for gross negligence in the murder of a prisoner on a transport.  The court further held gross negligence disentitles a ...
Prisoner Deaths Continue To Rise by Christopher Zoukis For the third year in row, the number of prisoners who died in America's prisons and jails rose. Some 4,446 prisoners died in 2013, a two percent increase over 2012, continuing an upward trend, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office ...
Guards Claim No Leads in Gruesome California Prison Murder by Christopher Zoukis Prison officials at the medium security California State Prison, Solano have offered little explanation for their apparently lackadaisical investigation into the gruesome murder and disembowelment of a 24 year old man whose body was not found stuffed in ...
Nevada Attorney General Investigates Shooting of Two Handcuffed Prisoners by Derek Gilna Two handcuffed Nevada state prisoners held in administrative segregation at the high-security High Desert State Prison were shot by guards on November 12, 2014 after they began fighting, allegedly after those same guards deliberately encouraged them to fight. ...
Colorado’s “Make My Day” Law No Longer Applies to Prisoners by On the heels of the dismissal of murder charges against two Sterling Correctional Facility (SCF) prisoners under the state’s “Make My Day” law, lawmakers quickly rolled back the self-protection statute’s applicability to prisoners. Prosecutors charged SCF prisoners Antero Alainz ...
Texas County has High Number of In-Custody Deaths by Between 2005 and October 2014, 91 prisoners from Lubbock County, Texas, died in custody. This included 61 who died while imprisoned in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), 16 in Lubbock Police Department custody, 12 in the custody of the ...
Article • October 24, 2016
9th Circuit Dismisses Most of Prisoner Wrongful Death Suit by Lonnie Burton The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of the majority of a lawsuit brought by the estate of a prisoner who was beaten to death by his cellmate. In 1997, prisoner Daniel ...
Oregon DOC Sees Spike in Gang-related Murders by Mark Wilson “This is a systemic problem,” said attorney Dennis Steinman, who represented the widow of an Oregon prisoner murdered in his cell. “This is not only about Snake River. This is about the prisons statewide.” Steinman appears to be correct, given ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Filed under: Prison/Jail Murders
Maryland Prison Sees Three Prisoners Murdered in Five Months by Officials at Maryland's highest-security prison, in Cumberland, Maryland have seen an inexplicable spike in prisoner homicides in recent months. Three prisoners at the North Branch Correctional Institution (NBCI), have been murdered by fellow prisoners in just five months. In April, ...
Article • August 12, 2016
Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of Prisoner Who Strangled Cellmate by On September 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld the conviction of Arkansas state prisoner Robert T. Holland who was convicted of capital murder for strangling his cellmate and sentenced to death. Holland's appeal alleged the trial court ...
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