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The Department of Justice is leaving researchers, policymakers, and advocates in the dark about deaths in police custody, prisons, and jails.
Jun 24, 2020
The accounts by prisoners in Cummins Unit contradict messaging from the state Department of Corrections, which says it has taken aggressive steps to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Jun 15, 2020
Josh Norman was one of the 17 people to die in Mississippi prisons so far this year. His death raises important questions about the state’s failures.
Feb 25, 2020
The father of Nicole Rathmann says his daughter was “not made safe by employees” while incarcerated at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. She was one of 16 prisoners to die in state custody in August 2018.
Jan 24, 2020
The violence that has left at least five people dead is the result of longstanding issues that have been ignored, justice advocates and prisoners’ family members say.
Jan 07, 2020
Prison deaths in Mississippi have climbed nearly 40 percent in recent years, from 62 in fiscal year 2014 to a high of 85 in fiscal year 2018.
Dec 09, 2019
A wave of hunger strikes hit Alabama prisons as DOJ released a report calling the facilities “unconstitutional.”
Apr 25, 2019
The company recently lost its contract with Arizona after allegations of serious—and sometimes fatal—medical neglect that have echoes across the country.
Feb 08, 2019
The state uses solitary at one of the highest rates in the nation.
Jan 29, 2019
Meanwhile, the abysmal medical care that helped spark the riot persists.
Nov 30, 2018
New development in a high-profile case comes as advocates question the state’s prison conditions and sentencing practices.
Oct 17, 2018
Trial begins in class action suit alleging medical neglect by Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Oct 12, 2018
Few of the prisons trying to stem flow of contraband Suboxone offer substantial opioid treatment programs.
Oct 11, 2018
Lawsuits allege that a private Tennessee prison neglected diabetic prisoners, contributing to at least one death.
Sep 06, 2018
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.
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 07, 2017