More than 20 people died while in custody of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department last year.
“I couldn’t believe it was my baby,” Amanda Bews' mother said. "She looked like she was mummified."
The issue was rejected because it "jeopardizes the good order and security of the institution."
"I knew they were scumbags," a former Bureau of Prisons officer tells Reason.
The Justice Department will investigate reports that inmates at Fulton County Jail are subject to filthy living conditions.
No longer will the troubled jail system publicly report when somebody dies in custody.
Prisons and jails around the country have been banning physical mail and used book donations under the flimsy justification of stopping contraband.
"The firing squad, in my opinion, is beneath the dignity of the state of Idaho," said one state senator. "We have to find a better way."
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Reason reported in 2020 on allegations of fatal medical neglect inside two federal women's prisons. The Bureau of Prisons heavily redacted reports that would show if women died of inadequate care.
Louisiana Keeps Over a Quarter of Inmates Detained Past Their Release Dates, DOJ Investigation Finds
"There is an obligation both to incarcerated persons and the taxpayers not to keep someone incarcerated for longer than they should be," a Louisiana district attorney said. "Timely release is not only a legal obligation, but arguably of equal importance, a moral obligation."
The U.S. Sentencing Commission might make medical neglect a qualifying condition for compassionate release.
On Thursday, the South Carolina Supreme Court began hearing arguments in a case that could see the state's attempt to execute inmates by electrocution or firing squad declared unconstitutional.
"Just because I made some bad choices in my life, they shouldn't be allowed to make bad health choices for me and my baby," said one woman whose labor was induced against her will.
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State prisons around the country ban the roleplaying game, too, because of bizarre concerns about gang behavior and security threats.
Orange County Settles With Woman Whose Baby Died After Authorities Stopped at Starbucks Before Hospital
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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.