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

No answers 2 years later in Florida inmate’s death; guards paid $700,000 to do nothing


Nearly two years after Miami man Frank Smith died in a clash with guards at Union Correctional, the investigation continues … Continue reading No answers 2 years later in Florida inmate’s death; guards paid $700,000 to do nothing

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

Baby Dies in Jail After Mother Was Forced to Give Birth in Solitary With No Help


The war on drugs claims another innocent life. This time it is a newborn baby. http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/5124521   The plaintiff, Nicole … Continue reading Baby Dies in Jail After Mother Was Forced to Give Birth in Solitary With No Help