In a ruling, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alison Y. Tuitt called leaving out inmates "unfair and unjust" and an "abuse of discretion."
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
William Garrison, 60, died from COVID-19 on April 13. He was serving a life sentence for a fatal shooting that happened when he was 16, in 1976. He had not complained about symptoms to anyone, but a postmortem test revealed he had the virus. Garrison had been offered parole weeks […]
Federal prisons across the United States are moving into lockdown mode to help slow the spread of the coronavirus throughout facilities. The Bureau of Prisons announced that inmates will spend the next 14 days locked in their cells, though they will still have access to mental health and educational programs […]
Diana Sanchez is suing Denver Health Medical Centre, nurses, and jail staff, alleging guards ignored her pleas for help while she was in labour for several hours alone in her cell. Surveillance footage used as part of the lawsuit shows Sanchez writhing in apparent pain with her mouth wide-open in […]
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 […]
Inmates were locked in their cells for up to 23 hours a day during an outage that lasted for more than a week in a Brooklyn federal jail, according to a New York Times report. Inmates told The Times that guards at the Metropolitan Detention Center reportedly didn’t know what […]
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 […]
A viral photo prompted outrage on Monday, showing Chicago jail inmates outside shoveling snow just before the polar vortex caused temperatures to plunge. A spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office told INSIDER the photo was “misleading,” that the inmates’ jumpsuits were “highly insulated,” and that they had volunteered for […]
Texas prisons’ medical providers approved dentures to just 71 inmates – out of 149,000 – in 2016. Fifteen years ago more than 1,000 inmates were approved for dental prosthetics. Texas has strict guidelines on who can receive dental prosthetics, saying only inmates who are underweight or suffering from other medical […]
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