Madison Deal died at a CCA prison in Tennessee as news broke that the Justice Department would draw-down its agreements with private prison contractors.
In a memorandum sent to the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Justice announced it would begin “reducing and ultimately ending” the use of private prisons.
The government bares a significant portion of the responsibility for the abusive environments nurtured at private prisons over the past few decades.
As governments continue to fail to provide assistance and treatment to those in need, newer restraint techniques have begun to take shape across the nation.
A survey of US crime victims indicates they favor funding education, jobs, health care, and other services over incarceration by wide margins.
Chase’s exclusive contract was a “deceptive, fraudulent and illegal scheme” to exploit “one of the most vulnerable groups imaginable.”
President Barack Obama has pardoned fewer federal prisoners than the past four presidents, including President Ronald Reagan.
A new report by Disability Rights New York finds a rehabilitation program for prisoners in solitary confinement, who have disabilities, is marred by abuse.
Kevin Gosztola speaks to Rania Khalek about the walkout staged by Bernie Sanders delegates after Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination.
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Armor Correctional Health citing inadequate medical services, which has contributed to numerous deaths since 2011.