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Sheriff Sid Gautreaux faces two Democratic challengers in the Oct. 12 election.
The same culture exists across the country, experts say—with devastating effects.
A new court order allows the family’s lawsuit to proceed, and may lead to holding jail staff accountable.
Tammy Scheurich, who lost three biological children in the Hart family crash last year, tells her story for the first time.
The company recently lost its contract with Arizona after allegations of serious—and sometimes fatal—medical neglect that have echoes across the country.
The landmark decision could help other transgender people in jails and prisons who have been denied access to hormone treatment, a violation of their constitutional rights.
Melissa Gira Grant
Meanwhile, the abysmal medical care that helped spark the riot persists.
Lawsuits allege that a private Tennessee prison neglected diabetic prisoners, contributing to at least one death.