Can people become mentally ill while in prison (read paragraph 14)? Read more here:Read more »
A new study released [October 17] said the state's treatment of female inmates raises constitutional concerns because it is so inadequate compared with the training and medical services given to male inmates.Read more »
In the last decade, New York drastically reduced its prison population and at the same time experienced a huge drop in crime. Indiana, on the other hand, drastically increased its prison population — and consequently the burden to taxpayers — while seeing a much smaller drop in crime than the national average.Read more »
After nearly three weeks, more than 300 California inmates are still refusing to eat in what’s become a long-running protest against conditions in prison isolation units.Read more »
Jailed marijuana activist Marc Emery is suffering from a “superbug” infection called MRSA, leaving his wife seriously concerned for his health as he serves at least three more years in a Mississippi prison.
Jodie Emery said he was diagnosed earlier this year after a boil above his buttock tested positive for the infectionRead more »
Ex-TSA supervisor gets prison for stealing from passengers. Read more here:Read more »
The FBI and US secret service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers among so-called "online criminals." In other words, government is doing what it does best: dividing rather than uniting, enslaving rather than freeing, issuing threats rather than generating peace.Read more »
A Brooklyn man whose assault charges were dismissed remains in prison after already serving five years. ABC7 reports that Oswind David was sentenced to 23 years in Sing Sing because a jury was not aware that a judge has tossed out David's indictments due to a prosecutorial error.Read more »
WASHINGTON — Conditions in California’s overcrowded prisons are so bad that they violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, ordering the state to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates.Read more »
Man in prison for life for 4th conviction of marijuanaRead more »
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