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California’s corrections department caused a COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin that infected more than 2,000 inmates and killed more than 2 dozen people, report says

An inmate transfer in California’s prison system caused a COVID-19 outbreak last year. The outbreak happened at San Quentin State Prison and led to 2,000 COVID-19 cases. The state’s inspector general called the incident a “public health disaster” in a new report. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. An inmate […]
California’s corrections department caused a COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin that infected more than 2,000 inmates and killed more than 2 dozen people, report says
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The Justice Department is suing Alabama, saying it failed to protect inmates from violence and sexual abuse committed by other inmates and prison staff

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Corrections on Wednesday, alleging the state’s prisons failed to protect inmates from violence and sexual abuse. The complaint alleges the state violated the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment by “failing to […]
The Justice Department is suing Alabama, saying it failed to protect inmates from violence and sexual abuse committed by other inmates and prison staff
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A judge banned the IRS from withholding $1,200 stimulus checks from prisoners after officials intercepted the money during the initial round of COVID-19 relief

A federal judge says the IRS cannot withhold COVID-19 stimulus checks from prisoners, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Legislation passed in March that provided for the $US1,200 payments to individuals does not explicitly bar prisoners from receiving them. But the IRS later determined incarcerated people were ineligible, telling corrections […]
A judge banned the IRS from withholding $1,200 stimulus checks from prisoners after officials intercepted the money during the initial round of COVID-19 relief
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A woman in Cleveland was jailed over an unpaid traffic ticket. Corrections officers have been charged with strapping her to a chair for hours, punching her, and emptying half a can of pepper spray into her face.

A grand jury indicted two Cleveland corrections officers this week on charges of strapping a woman to a restraint chair, striking her in the head, and spraying half a can of pepper spray in her face. The woman, Chantelle Glass, was jailed over a traffic ticket she received two years […]
A woman in Cleveland was jailed over an unpaid traffic ticket. Corrections officers have been charged with strapping her to a chair for hours, punching her, and emptying half a can of pepper spray into her face.
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7 regular people who went to jail undercover for 2 months learned how dangerous it can be to break the most important rule of life behind bars

On “60 Days In,” seven law-abiding citizens go undercover at an Arizona jail for two months. The undercover inmates quickly discover the No. 1 unwritten rule inmates follow: Don’t snitch. Snitching on another inmate to a guard for any reason can bring severe consequences, including bloody violence, they learn. There’s […]
7 regular people who went to jail undercover for 2 months learned how dangerous it can be to break the most important rule of life behind bars