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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

Jailed, for Being Poor

Jailed, for Being Poor

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2014, 10:54AM

Debtors’ prisons for misdemeanor crimes are flourishing in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca's Career?

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca’s Career?

by Aura Bogado on January 14 2014, 7:00AM

Sheriff Lee Baca stepped down from Los Angeles County Sheriff amid accusations of prisoner and visitor abuse in his department. Were the too much for even Baca to bear?

Topics: Criminal Justice

LA Sheriff Baca Resigns Amid Explosive Scandals

LA Sheriff Baca Resigns Amid Explosive Scandals

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2014, 1:22PM

The sheriff’s 15-year reign will come to an end in late January under deep scrutiny over abuse and corruption.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

LA County Sheriff Baca Found Personally Liable for Inmate Beating

LA County Sheriff Baca Found Personally Liable for Inmate Beating

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2013, 4:20PM

Baca may have to pay up to $100,000.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 5:08PM

The “Help Separated Families Act of 2012” intends to keep children of detained or deported parents united with their families.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

California Pols Move to Keep Immigrant Families Unified During Deportation

California Pols Move to Keep Immigrant Families Unified During Deportation

by on April 24 2012, 9:36AM

In reaction to Colorlines.com’s investigation, a state Assembly bill seeks to strengthen parents’ rights to stay in contact with children and child welfare case workers while detained.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Crack Cocaine Sentencing Reforms Go Into Effect

Crack Cocaine Sentencing Reforms Go Into Effect

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2011, 5:16PM

An estimated 12,000 people serving time for crack cocaine offenses could see their sentences reduced.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Dozens of Beatings and Coverups by Officers in L.A. County Jails

Dozens of Beatings and Coverups by Officers in L.A. County Jails

by Jorge Rivas on October 14 2011, 3:58PM

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department is under even more scrutiny, just as the state begins moving thousands of inmates from state prisons to county jails.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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