Alarming Suicide Rates At A Women’s Prison Spur Calls For Action


BY DAN SCHINDEL Photo by Tim Pearce, Los Gatos via Flickr Over an 18-month period from 2014 to 2015, there … Continue reading Alarming Suicide Rates At A Women’s Prison Spur Calls For Action

Grand jury report rips Florida prison over deadly beatdown


Matthew Walker-Florida Department of Corrections BY JULIE K. BROWN jbrown@miamiherald.com Matthew Walker was unconscious, handcuffed, face-down on the sidewalk, in … Continue reading Grand jury report rips Florida prison over deadly beatdown

Losing lives while gaining profit: 4 deaths in 2 months is business as usual for CCA prison


Via San Francisco Bay View by Anthony Robinson Jr.   “It should never be easy for them to destroy us.” … Continue reading Losing lives while gaining profit: 4 deaths in 2 months is business as usual for CCA prison

“A Girl Hung Herself Yesterday”: Deaths in Custody at California Institution for Women


by Victoria Law Via Solitary Watch On July 30, 2014, Margarita Murugia was found hanging in her solitary confinement cell at … Continue reading “A Girl Hung Herself Yesterday”: Deaths in Custody at California Institution for Women

Videos Show Brutal Treatment of Prisoners with Mental Illness


By Lisa Dawson/Solitary Watch   Recently obtained videos which have been exposed to the public show corrections officers using extreme force … Continue reading Videos Show Brutal Treatment of Prisoners with Mental Illness