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Michigan Cop Suicides Over Medical Marijuana Butter Conviction

Russ Belville | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Russ Belville

In Kent County, Michigan, 49-year-old Tim Bernhardt is dead by his own hand. The 22-year veteran police officer was forced to plead guilty to felony charges of maintaining a drug house, ending his law enforcement career and causing his suicide.

Size of Rebuild at Orleans Parish Prison Is Scrutinized

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime
Susan Buchanan

The jail's giant, new high-tech kitchen can serve between 25,000 to 30,000 meals a day--far more than three squares meals needed for nearly 2,400 inmates now. Meanwhile, the Phase II jail will be able to house 1,438 inmates.

Millbrook v. U.S.: Holding the Government Accountable for Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officials

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

At a time when the courts are increasingly giving deference to the police and prioritizing security over civil liberties, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Millbrook v. United States is a glimmer of hope in a sea of gloom.

Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Prison Guard Abuse Claims

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the federal government can be sued for abuse claims against prison guards. The ...

WATCH: Former Virginia Executioner Lobbying For End Of Death Penalty

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

During his seventeen years as an executioner in Virginia, Jerry Givens executed 62 death row inmates in the prison system. But after almost executing ...

'Ministry by Presence' and the Difference it Made at Abu Ghraib

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

Both through the reforms ordered by senior commanders and through the pro-active ministries of these new chaplains, Abu Ghraib was transformed.

Michael McLaughlin

Overcrowding In Federal Prisons Hits Level Not Seen Since Bush Administration: GAO Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Crime

The federal prison system has been unable to keep pace with the stream of inmates flooding its facilities over the last five years despite adding spac...

Armed Raid Frees Prison Guard Held Hostage

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Crime

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — South Carolina corrections officials say an officer who was taken hostage by inmates at a maximum-security prison has been f...

Romney's Wrong: States Are More Responsive to Special Interests Than Voters

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Federalist conservatives love shifting power from the federal government to states because they believe that the closer government is to its citizens, the more responsive it is to those citizens. They could not be more wrong.

John Rudolf

Pennsylvania Prisoner Abuse Scandal Triggers Federal Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.02.2011 | Crime

A Pennsylvania state prison where a group of corrections officers stand accused of tormenting and brutalizing inmates will face a federal civil invest...

Some Federal Food Service Workers Make More Than State Governors

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Despite the political power, governors aren't always the most well-paid government employees in their state. In fact, a recent report from the Con...

Zach Carter

An Overblown 'Crisis' For State Pension Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early 2010, Goldman Sachs announced two blockbuster numbers: profits of $13.4 billion for the prior year and compensation of $16.2 bi...

Marvin Booker Was Killed After Being restrained, Shocked By Prison Guards, Inmates Say

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Marvin Booker just wanted to get his shoes. But deputies at the new Denver jail told him to stop. When Booker, who was being processed on a charge ...