Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Photo via Prison Insight on Flickr.
12 Aug 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death In Jail

There’s nothing Russian about Jeffrey Epstein’s death in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Rates of death in U.S. prisons are exceptionally high.

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Lauri Love. Photo via Wikimedia.
06 Feb 2018

UK High Court Blocks Lauri Love’s Extradition Over Oppressive US Prison Conditions

The United Kingdom quashed the extradition of activist Lauri Love because prison conditions in the United States could result in his death.

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31 Dec 2015

Every Four Days Someone In A UK Prison Takes Their Own Life

The latest figures, released by Inquest, reveal there have been 229 deaths in British prisons since the beginning of 2015.

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13 Aug 2015

Black Women With Mental Illness Suffer Horrific Abuses In LA County Jails

On the heels of the Justice Department’s settlement agreement forcing Los Angeles County jails to adopt a number of reforms aimed at improving conditions for inmates, a new report by Dignity and Power Now explores the horrifying human rights abuses endured by black female inmates in the county. The report, entitled “Breaking the Silence,” features the testimonies of seven formerly incarcerated women and two former psychiatric workers from the county.

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