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Lawsuits that challenge mental healthcare and medical care for incarcerated people advance in Illinois.
Meanwhile, the abysmal medical care that helped spark the riot persists.
The governor is making sheriffs sign an oath promising they won't misuse funds meant to feed jail prisoners. But some sheriffs are already pushing back.
Instead of changing its conditions and practices, The Bureau of Prisons is simply moving a problem-plagued federal prison unit in Pennsylvania to Illinois.
Prisoners are striking to end death by incarceration, prison slavery and poor living conditions.
A new report details the abysmal conditions, lack of medical care, and staff shortages that led to the unusually high death rate in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
With privatization of the state’s prisons in full swing, this year is on track to be its deadliest on record.
Activists launch a new campaign to close an infamous St. Louis jail.
Sylvia A. Harvey