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
New York City’s Board of Correction voted on Tuesday to delay the elimination of solitary confinement for young adults until the end of February 2016.
ICE continues to deny there is an inmate demonstration taking place at T. Don Hutto as hunger striker claim retaliation against them is intensifying.
Guards at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, are retaliating against immigrant detainees engaged in a hunger strike to protest their living conditions.
A federal appeals court affirmed and expanded a prior ruling to grant immigrant detainees in the Ninth Circuit access to bond hearings every six months.
Under a settlement with ACLU of Northern California, Alameda County & Corizon Health Services can no longer force women in custody to take pregnancy tests.
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Studies show families fleeing extreme violence in Central America are treated as criminals, not survivors, when detained in facilities without oversight.
Isolation is a defining characteristic of incarceration, but a growing body of research shows contact with family is essential to reducing recidivism.
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