The Texas Health and Human Services Commission quietly lowered standards for licensing childcare facilities, allowing family detention centers to stay open.
Republicans are likely to further weaken bipartisan criminal justice reform, and it appears President Obama may have given them the green light.
Michael Marshall, a fifty year-old homeless black man in Denver, Colorado, who was jailed for trespassing, died while officers restrained him. His death has received a substantial amount of attention. Sadly, there is not much that is unique about Marshall’s case. A survey of news reports from the last three
President Barack Obama announced his administration will take action to limit the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons. The actions, determined by recommendations made by a Justice Department task force in July 2015, include a ban on the use of solitary confinement against juveniles and as a response to low-level infractions. The administration
Just before the holidays, NYC’s jail oversight board voted to restrict physical contact between inmates and their visitors on Rikers Island.
NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte made his second request for more time to end punitive segregation for Young Adults on Rikers Island.
When will the U.S. accept that deportation, detention and messaging campaigns mean little to people immersed in danger and suffering at home?
The DNC Chairwoman’s scary feelings about “drug culture” perpetuate the destruction of “safety” for countless Americans, especially those in her state.
The contract specifies a new unit at Rikers Island which would focus on prosecuting inmate-on-guard violence. But what’s the real cause of jail violence?
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a case involving private inmate medical contractor Southern Health Partners (SHP), finding the company was recklessly indifferent to the medical needs of a 25-year-old at the Hopkins County Detention Center (HCDC) in Madisonville, Kentucky. The lawsuit [PDF], brought by the administratrix of