by Carimah Townes Posted on January 27, 2015
It's a small victory, but one that could have a substantial impact.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on January 7, 2015
Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections will phase out solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates by mid-2016.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on October 29, 2014
After Hobby Lobby, it's not entirely clear that he will lose.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on October 1, 2014
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is back in the national spotlight, and not for a good reason.
by Emily Atkin Posted on September 5, 2014
One prisoner developed welts on his left side and frequently felt dizzy, nauseous, and short of breath.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on September 3, 2014
The new policy, approved by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton, would improve treatment for more than 2,500 mentally ill prisoners in the state.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 11, 2014 Updated: July 11, 2014
"This kid went to prison for 18 months and he never made it home because they let him lay there and die," said a state inspector who alleges a massive cover-up and retaliation in a lawsuit.
by Will Freeman Posted on June 27, 2014
Amnesty International says that Iraqi security forces are killing prisoners as they retreat: the same crime that has gained advancing extremist group ISIS so much notoriety in recent weeks.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 25, 2014
The program pays $1 a day, and immigration advocates argue the work is often not voluntary in practice.
by Christie Thompson Posted on May 21, 2014 Updated: May 30, 2014
Inmates say asking for clean water or medical attention could land them in solitary confinement.