Mental health is a very fragile thing that must be secured. If our prison system is doing less to rehabilitate ex-convicts and doing more harm that can lead to recidivism and suicide, something needs to change.
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Alabama DOC Fails to Meet Deadlines, Could Be Held in Contempt

Alabama prisons to answer why they have not met deadlines to improve staffing and issues for the lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill inmates. Myron Thompson, a U.S District Judge, issued an order against the Alabama DOC. The judge acted on a request made by inmates’ lawyers who filed a lawsuit against the DOC. Read More…

A hispanic woman holding a little girl protectively, worried something will come after them and a younger woman in the background.
Mass Incarceration Trump's Migrants & Immigrants US Federal Prison System

Outrageous: Detained Immigrants Prefer Deportation to Living in Hell in US Prisons

A number of illegal immigrants  are being held at the Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California. They have expressed a desire for deportation. The immigrants would rather have it rough in their home countries than die in a US prison. According to a lawsuit filed against the government, the immigrants contend they are subjected to Read More…

Trans Rights Are Human Rights
Sensitive Needs US Federal Prison System

Does the BOP’s New Prison Policy Endanger Transgender Inmates?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has been warned that its new policy of housing transgender inmates with other prisoners will be counter-productive and dangerous. A coalition of more than 100 civil rights organizations has written to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) asking it to reverse a new prison policy that could put transgender Read More…

Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of illegal immigrants are housed together.
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Democrats Fight Back Tears After Visiting Prison Housing Illegal Immigrants

A team of congressmen from Oregon visited a federal illegal immigrant prison facility to see the conditions under which immigrant parents are being housed. The four Democrats visited Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution in Oregon expressed dismay at what the Trump administration is doing to distraught immigrants. Worse of all is how the government is separating immigrant parents from Read More…

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Worley: Convicted Killer to Get Life Sentence or Worse

According to an article on The Toledo Blade dated April 3, 2018, following the conviction of James D. Worley for the aggravated murder of 20-year-old Ms. Sierah Joughin, forensic and neuropsychologist John Fabian hired by the defense, said in his testimony during the penalty phase that family history and available medical and court records along Read More…

Pregnant While Incarcerated
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ICE Justifies Detaining Pregnant Women In U.S. Immigration Jails

In a significant shift in the agency’s stated policies, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they will have no problems anymore when it comes to detaining pregnant women in its immigration jails. ICE justified the change citing that President Donald Trump’s executive order on required stricter implementation policies. This relates to the internal Read More…

89 year old inmate, Eddie Jones of the Coxsackie Correctional, New York
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Federal Judge Grants Compassionate Release… BOP Motivated?

U.S District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf knows a rat when he sees one. The judge is well-known for writing judicial opinions in cases that involved former FBI informant and mobster, James “Whitey” Bulger. He was skeptical when a motion from Bureau of Prison (BOP) was placed on his table. The motion sought for a Read More…

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Nurses, Teachers, Cooks Take Up Guard Duties to Fill Up Security Roles in Federal Prisons

Shortage of prison guards in federal prisons across the United States is giving rise to role reversals within correctional facilities. Prison employees who were not trained to function as guards are now drafted into the roles without any prior warning. It is either they accept the new security roles imposed on them or find the Read More…