The ACLU is also suing Washington, D.C. jails.
Lawyers, inmates' families, and correctional officers worry the jail is ill-prepared to handle an outbreak.
Videos and photos smuggled out by Mississippi inmates have shown gruesome violence and wretched living conditions.
Groups Call for Justice Department To Investigate Mississippi Prisons after Violence Leaves Five Inmates Dead
In Mississippi's severely understaffed prisons, gangs run the show.
Virginia is now suspending its strip-search policy for minors.
The tablets aren't supposed to replace regular books, but similar policies have led to restrictions on book donations and price-gouging in other states.
This Florida Prison Guard Allegedly Paralyzed an Inmate. Now He's Been Arrested for Child Molestation
Inmates say Keith Turner abused them for a decade. Now children have stepped forward with complaints of molestation.
But can the city commit to reducing its jail population—and will Rikers' infamous culture just be transplanted to the new jails?
If you think a map of the moon might help an inmate escape, you might be a prison censor.
Cheryl Weimar, 51, is now a quadriplegic after what a lawsuit describes as a "malicious and sadistic beating" by Florida prison guards.
Activist Nury Turkel discusses the vast network of camps that may hold over a million Uighurs in western China.
Dean Higgins claims he was put in a cell that regularly flooded with raw sewage for seven months after he bit a guard while having an involuntary seizure.
They're the latest to plead guilty in the Mississippi Department of Corrections bribing scheme.
Court Sides With Prison Guards Who Forced Female Inmates To Expose Genitals During Training Exercise
The search raised Fourth Amendment concerns.
Slowly but surely, some of the most glaring problems of our criminal justice system are being addressed.
It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
Paul Manafort isn’t deserving of torture. Neither was Kalief Browder.
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
Fellow inmates did more to help ReGina Thurman than her guards and nurses.
Navy Rear Admiral John Ring's legacy will likely be defined by his funding requests to build a new prison for aging inmates.
Incarcerated people are already paying their debt to society. What good does it do the rest of the population to take away their right to have a say?
David Friedman’s Legal Systems Very Different from Ours explores the costs and benefits of various legal systems across time.
"Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today, IDK."
Annual exoneration report shows growth in amount of time served and increasing levels of official misconduct.
He's now representing himself in a lawsuit.
Michigan Governor Pardons Drunk Driver, Leaves Thousands of Prisoners Waiting for Their Second Chance
Gov. Rick Snyder's clemency record could have been a lot better.
The Supreme Court's Recent Religious Liberty/Death Penalty Decision is Bad—But Not Quite as Bad as Many Think
The justices were wrong to reject a religious discrimination claim in a case where a person sentenced to death was not allowed access to a Muslim cleric at the moment of death. But the decision was not the result of anti-Muslim bigotry.
It has been nearly four years since the young man passed away.
Prison Guards Orchestrate Media Campaign To Complain About Inmates Getting Edible Food for Christmas
Federal shutdown politics leads to really bad journalism about exactly two meals.
Meanwhile, meet a psychologically scarred man who disfigured himself while serving 22 years in solitary in Illinois.
Watch the Oxford-style debate hosted by the Soho Forum.
Showtime recreates infamous 2015 caper from upstate New York.
Women prisoners are more likely to receive solitary confinement and other harsh punishments for minor infractions like "reckless eye-balling."
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: "Keeping prisoners in 'near-total isolation' from the living world [...] comes perilously close to a penal tomb."
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
The 13th Amendment outlaws slavery, but not for prison inmates.
He has prior felony convictions, but 20 years still seems harsh.
Valentino Dixon has been proclaiming his innocence for decades. After a golf magazine brought attention to his case, people started to listen.
Florida prisons completely ban Prison Legal News magazine. Now the publication is asking the Supreme Court to "vindicate the First Amendment."