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Jails in New Orleans and Cleveland have had significant population drops, yet conditions of confinement remain poor. Communities harmed by these jails should experiment with new accountability measures to maintain political pressure against jail administrators.
Officers at the Cuyahoga County Jail in Ohio are accused of pepper-spraying and assaulting a man for merely asking about his release date.
The same culture exists across the country, experts say—with devastating effects.
A newly amended class-action lawsuit accuses the Cuyahoga County jail of neglect and mistreatment.