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David Clarke's Deputy Scorched For Jail Deaths In Wisconsin Sheriff Primary
The buck stopped with Richard Schmidt while Clarke was out campaigning for Donald Trump, critics say.
Voters Oust Michael Brown Prosecutor
In the Democratic primary for St, Louis County prosecutor, incumbent Robert McCulloch lost to Wesley Bell.
Inmates Are Getting Registered To Vote In One Of The Country’s Biggest Jails
A group in Chicago is working to extend the franchise to people detained in jail, many of whom have no idea they can vote.
Ex-Con Freed By New York Judge Is Suspect In Homicidal Crime Spree
Danueal Drayton, who was allowed to walk out of jail earlier this month, has reportedly confessed to killing as many as seven people.
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Inadequate Prison Policies Put Former Inmates At Greater Risk Of Opioid Death
Two-thirds of prisoners have a problem with opioids, but incarceration isn't set up to get people the treatment they need.
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3 Years Later, The Federal Government Still Hasn’t Counted Sandra Bland’s Death
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Justice Department data on American jail deaths is getting even more useless.
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'Orange Is The New Black' Season 6 Takes It To The Max
Piper, Taystee, Red and the other ladies of Litchfield are about to get a whole bunch of new "friends."
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Trump's Indefinite Family Detention Is Cruel -- Just Ask Japanese Americans
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Many Japanese Americans, including members of my family, have worked to preserve the lessons of U.S. concentration camps.
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As Health Conditions Worsen At Prison Holding 1,000 Detainees, Staff Fears A Riot
Despite workers' alerts about the unsafe conditions at Victorville, little has been improved and infectious disease is rapidly spreading.
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French Gangster On The Run After Escaping Prison On A Helicopter
Redoine Faid, who was serving time for armed robbery and murder, previously escaped in 2013 using dynamite.
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Keeping Kids In Detention With Their Parents Is A Recipe For Abuse. Just Ask Australia.
The country’s human rights organizations are warning Americans not to make the same “horrible mistakes.”
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Trump’s Family Detention Policy Will Cost Billions Of Dollars That ICE Doesn’t Have
Trump’s executive order is as much of a pipe dream as his border wall -- unless Congress wants to pay for it.
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America Can't Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis
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We have 10 times as many seriously mentally ill people in our jails and prisons as in our state hospitals.
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Jeff Sessions Says It's 'Painful' Hearing Christians Condemn His Family Separation Policy
"I have critics from a lot of different areas," says the attorney general. You don't say!
Why This Man Crusades For Mental Health After Nearly 30 Years In Prison
"Society is not taking this issue seriously," Thad Tatum says of the mental health needs of formerly incarcerated people.
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Muslim Inmates Must Receive Nighttime Ramadan Meals, Washington Judge Rules
The inmates claim they've lost an average of more than 20 pounds each during Ramadan because of the prison's policies.
Watch The Emotional Moment Alice Johnson Walks Free After 21 Years Behind Bars
Alice Marie Johnson was released from Aliceville Correctional Facility after President Donald Trump commuted her life sentence. The president had recently met with Kim Kardashian, who advocated on Johnson’s behalf in the Oval Office.
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Wave Of Progressive Prosecutors Strike Out In California Primaries
But the movement to oust hardline prosecutors did score some wins Tuesday night.
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If You Want To Totally Change America's Criminal Justice System, You Need A Plan
This group has one.
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Trump Unbelievably Rips Dems For Immigrant Kids Being Separated From Parents
He's the one who launched the policy.
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Utah Man Jailed In Venezuela Freed After Two Years
The president is expected to greet the man upon his arrival at the White House.
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Twitter Users Joke Trump Wants Prison Reform Because That's Where He's Headed
"We’ll try and keep that in mind when your parole hearings come up," one Twitter user told the president.
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Meek Mill Backs Out Of Trump Event On Prison Reform
The rapper said he and the president had become the focus of the summit.
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Trump Briefly Responds To Santa Fe School Shooting Before Pivoting
“On another note, a very positive note, I'm honored to be here ..."
White House Rolls Back Protections For Transgender Inmates
The Trump administration is undoing an Obama-era decision meant to protect transgender individuals in prison from abuse.
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Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections For Transgender Prison Inmates
An inmate’s sex assigned at birth will now be used to make the initial decision as to where transgender prisoners are housed.
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