North America Material conditions Facilities United StatesPrivate equity firms are capturing systems people in prison use and making them even more brutal and unaccountable.
North America Long-term prisoners Activities United StatesWe’re all too willing to argue about the inhumanity of executions. What about those of us who are still alive?
United States: $4 million settlement for inhumane living conditions at Southern Regional Jail under consideration
North America Justice Material conditions United StatesA tentative settlement in the amount of $4 million was presented on Thursday with regard to a class action lawsuit alleging inhumane living conditions and unethical treatment incurred by inmates at Southern Regional Jail.
North America Health Material conditions United StatesDemocratic lawmakers are introducing a package of legislation that they say will counter inhumane conditions in Wisconsin’s prisons and county jails.
North America Material conditions United StatesThe Missouri Justice Coalition is about to launch its first town hall tour focusing on state prison conditions.
North America Mental health Material conditions United StatesThe position appears to have been eliminated last year.
North America Health Mental health United StatesEleven days after 57-year-old Anthony Talotta arrived at a Pittsburgh jail, he died from what his family says was a treatable and preventable infection from a foot wound.
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North America Minors Material conditions United StatesChildren, some as young as 15, incarcerated at notorious Angola prison, which has reputation for brutality and violence.
North America Discipline Material conditions United StatesA prison in the US state of Minnesota was placed into lockdown on Sunday after dozens of inmates refused to return to their cells.
North America Activities Social ties United StatesMissouri Prisons have unleashed a new form of cruelty—banning books sent by friends and family to incarcerated individuals. This is more than just a policy, it’s an attack on freedom and human dignity.
North America Mental health Torture United StatesThe research is clear – it’s bad for prison violence, terrible for inmates and poses increased risks for society.
North America Minors Facilities United StatesCalifornia’s three remaining youth prisons closed their reinforced steel doors for good today, marking the demise of what was once the nation’s largest network of youth prisons.
North America Justice Facilities United StatesThe state cut incarceration in half, while crime plummeted.
North America Activities Rehabilitation Work United StatesArt helped soften Dwayne Burns’ rage while he was inside, as it did for many others. Now outside, he runs a program that helps inmates earn income from their talent.
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North America Women LGBTQI Long-term prisoners Justice Health Mental health Material conditions Torture United StatesViolence, acts of protest, prison conditions, justice reforms: find out what is new about prisons and justice in this country. Prison Insider monitors the press on a regular basis.