Suicide rates are four times higher in prisons than among the public, yet few preventative resources are available to those incarcerated.
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.
The United Kingdom quashed the extradition of activist Lauri Love because prison conditions in the United States could result in his death.
The latest figures, released by Inquest, reveal there have been 229 deaths in British prisons since the beginning of 2015.
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.