Inmates with opioid addiction suffered severe withdrawal after the Jefferson County Correctional Facility stripped them of their medication.
The California State Auditor's Office found that the jails responded poorly to inmate deaths.
This deadly and contagious disease has exposed problems with prison systems that have been ignored for decades.
"What they are doing to people is cruel and unusual. It isn't right."
Lawyers, inmates' families, and correctional officers worry the jail is ill-prepared to handle an outbreak.
Inmates complained for years that they were in fear for their lives. Now one of them is a quadriplegic.
A Terminally Ill, Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Applied for Compassionate Release. The Justice Department Argued He Wasn't Dying Fast Enough To Qualify.
The FIRST STEP Act gives dying inmates the opportunity to appeal to a judge for compassionate release. This case shows why.
It's encouraging to see police stand up for inmates' rights.
In California's Santa Rita Jail, pregnant inmates were pressured to have abortions, forced to go without food, and made to live in unsanitary conditions, a new lawsuit alleges.
Tulsa County owes $10.2 million in damages.