Connecticut sent a transgender teenager to an adult prison despite no charges against her. The state's Department of Children and Families has stated that she demonstrated a pattern of violence, but she has also been a victim of repeated sexual abuse under the department's custody.
In the latest in a 20-year line of decisions on California's deficient prison conditions, a federal judge found pepper spraying and solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates "horrific." But California still hasn't gotten the message.
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Five of the ten worst facilities in the United States for sexual assaults in prison are in Texas. But Gov. Rick Perry says his state can't handle the burden of complying with federal standards to curb those assaults.
A handful of unpaid traffic tickets landed four residents of Montgomery, AL in jail, where they were told to work off their debt by scrubbing floors and serving food, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.
America incarcerates prisoners at a higher rate than any other country, and they are disproportionately black men. There's no better place to see the trend than Milwaukee, where mass imprisonment has devastated communities.