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NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2014, 12:48PM

Last year, 129 inmates were severely beaten in altercations with guards at the New York City jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2014, 7:00AM

Unprovoked beatings, filmed “gladiator-style” fights between inmates, “flashlight therapy” were all a routine part of life inside the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Has California's Prison Hunger Strike Really Ended?

Has California’s Prison Hunger Strike Really Ended?

by Jamilah King on July 21 2011, 4:27PM

Advocates say that nothing’s been confirmed, and it’s unclear whether inmate demands have been met.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Inmate Health Dwindles as Prison Hunger Strike Enters Fourth Week

Inmate Health Dwindles as Prison Hunger Strike Enters Fourth Week

by Jorge Rivas on July 20 2011, 12:13PM

Some striking inmates have lost over 20 pounds, and the situation is fast becoming a matter of life or death.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 3:39PM

The news comes weeks after inmates used cell phones to stage massive work stoppages.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Appeals Court Orders Sheriff Arpaio to Be Humane

Appeals Court Orders Sheriff Arpaio to Be Humane

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2010, 1:14PM

No sheriff, you can’t go back to feeding prisoners rotten food.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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