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Racially Segregated 'Black-Only Pods' in Florida County Jail

Racially Segregated ‘Black-Only Pods’ in Florida County Jail

by Brentin Mock on May 24 2013, 10:56AM

African-American inmates were kept in ‘black-only pods’ because jail officials thought it would make the prison safer.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

More Dying Prisoners Could Be Released To End Life

by on May 2 2013, 12:39PM

A new report from the Justice Department reveals that federal prison authorities give no serious consideration to releasing dying prisoners even though the releases are legal. The report recommends expanding the compassionate release program.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Culture of Sexual Abuse in New Orleans Prison Addressed with Consent Decree

by Brentin Mock on December 11 2012, 12:23PM

Agreement between New Orleans sheriff and DOJ includes new safeguards to stop prisoner rape.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW

Bloomberg: Don't Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

Bloomberg: Don’t Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

by Jorge Rivas on October 29 2012, 4:34PM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tellingly misinterpreted a reporter’s question during a pre-Sandy press conference Sunday.

Topics: /NOW

DOJ Finds Violation of Constitutional Rights in Kansas Correctional Facility

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 3:25PM

The investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section and focused on whether prisoners at the facility were subject to sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Todd Akin

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