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Treatment of prisoners
January 23, 2020
Lawyers: Kodak Black moved to federal prison in Kentucky
The mother of rapper Kodak Black and a group of lawyers called a news conference to discuss what they claim is his ...
January 22, 2020
Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations
An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency ...
January 20, 2020
Coroner: Inmate dies, found hanging at a Mississippi prison
An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections ...
January 16, 2020
UN report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war
In Syria's civil war, girls as young as nine have been raped and forced into sexual slavery. Boys have been tortured, forced ...
January 15, 2020
Lawsuit says Mississippi prisons are 'plagued by violence'
More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and ...
January 13, 2020
Ex-prisoners who can vote sought for Wisconsin 2020 election
When Quentin Blackburn was sent to prison for his first felony conviction in the 1990s, the consequences were clear: he could ...
January 10, 2020
UK police say assault on prison guard was terrorist attack
Two inmates wearing fake suicide belts attacked and wounded a guard at a maximum-security prison in England, police said ...
January 09, 2020
Mississippi moms question state as they bury slain inmates
Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a ...
January 07, 2020
Legal group seeks federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons
Prisoner advocates are calling on the federal government to investigate Mississippi’s prison system for possible civil rights ...
January 07, 2020
Foretold 'uprising' hits cash-starved Mississippi prisons
The leader of Mississippi’s underfunded prison system was pleading with lawmakers for money to hire more guards and pay them ...
January 04, 2020
Mississippi says two inmates escaped from troubled prison
Mississippi authorities were searching for two prisoners believed to have escaped Saturday from one of several prisons rocked ...
January 03, 2020
4th death in Mississippi prisons; judge says other prison OK
Another Mississippi inmate has died at the hands of a fellow inmate, bringing the death toll to four in disturbances over the ...
December 30, 2019
In Afghanistan, jailed Taliban await peace, their freedom
Thousands of Taliban prisoners jailed in Afghanistan as insurgents see a peace deal being hammered out between the United ...
December 27, 2019
California jails use kinder approach to solitary confinement
An inmate in solitary confinement at a California jail was refusing to leave his cell. The jailers' usual response: Send an ...
December 23, 2019
Ukraine, rebels agree on prisoner exchange before year's end
Russia's envoy at talks between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists said Monday that they agreed on conditions for a ...
December 21, 2019
Ambitious Texas law fails to make dent in jailhouse suicides
In a county jail in central Texas, an inmate on suicide watch begins strangling himself with a phone cord. The guard watching ...
December 18, 2019
Ukraine, separatists fail to agree on prisoner exchange
Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists failed Wednesday to reach an agreement on a prisoner exchange and troops pullback after ...
December 16, 2019
UN: Greece still in violation of some norms for detention
A group of United Nations experts on arbitrary detention said Friday that despite some improvements, Greece was still in ...
December 15, 2019
Inmate's suicide shows need for reforms, advocates say
The final two months of Cachin Anderson’s life in New York’s prison system were filled with warnings he was a man in crisis.
December 05, 2019
Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims
When a prisoner shattered glass panes in a control center at a Baltimore jail, the staff summoned a paramilitary-style ...
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