‘Toxic mix of problems’ used to describe Alabama state prisons


In Alabama, prisoners are being stabbed in their cells while sleeping because cell doors don’t lock. Overcrowding, under funding, wardens … Continue reading ‘Toxic mix of problems’ used to describe Alabama state prisons

Family of mentally ill inmate says guards laughed and joked as he died


By Tom McGhee The Denver Post   Christopher Lopez, 35, is carried by guards, shown here, in the final hours … Continue reading Family of mentally ill inmate says guards laughed and joked as he died

KY Prison Under Investigation After Staff Allegedly Allows Inmate to Starve Himself to Death


A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate … Continue reading KY Prison Under Investigation After Staff Allegedly Allows Inmate to Starve Himself to Death