Police Misconduct Blog


Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two former correctional officers with the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the beating of an inmate. A third officer pleaded guilty earlier this year.
According to a plea agreement filed in court last week, David Schwartz and...

Elderly Inmate’s Death - Heart Attack or Beating by Guards?

John McMillion spent much of his 40s, 50s, and 60s behind bars. At age 67, the elderly inmate was scheduled for a parole hearing and possible release. It was all he could talk about, according to fellow inmates at New York’s Great Meadow Correctional Facility...

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Larra Ann Gillis was a 47 year old mother. On December 4th, 2015 she was booked into the Monterey County Jail. Shortly thereafter she died. Larra was in the jail for just over 24 hours.
The story begins when Larra was arrested by Cal State Monterey Bay campus police. Her charges were...

Ohio Jail Guards Plead Guilty in Beating of Mentally Ill Inmate

Ohio Jail Guards Plead Guilty in Beating of Mentally Ill Inmate

Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Jail is already one of the most notorious facilities in the country. Last year, six inmates died there in four months. A total of eight inmates died in the jail in 2018. On October 15, two jail guards, Nicholas Evans, 35, and Timothy Dugan, 40, pleaded guilty to...


Elizabeth Warren Investigates Private Prison Profits

Elizabeth Warren Investigates Private Prison Profits

Last June, Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed banning for-profit prisons. Now, she is requesting information from five private equity firms that have heavily invested in companies that provide services to U.S. prisons. 
Warren and the inquiry’s co-sponsors (Reps. Mark Pocan and...

Medical Bond Allows Release of Sick Inmates so Jails Don’t Pay Bills

Medical Bond Allows Release of Sick Inmates so Jails Don’t Pay Bills

While the private prison healthcare system has come in for its fair share of criticism on the way inmates receive health care, it’s not the only culprit in the inmate medical system. Many local jails, especially in the South, simply do not want to deal with sick inmates. 
A process...

Three Shasta County Jail Inmates Die within One Month

Three Shasta County Jail Inmates Die within One Month

September was a particularly tragic month for inmates in California’s Shasta County Jail in Redding. In a matter of weeks, three inmates succumbed, two within the jail itself and another returning after medical treatment at a local hospital. 
Two Weeks, Three Deaths The first...

Former Inmate Settles Jail Assault Case for $5.6 Million

Former Inmate Settles Jail Assault Case for $5.6 Million

Joseph Guglielmo will never forget what happened to him on the night of January 15th, 2015. While in the intake area of the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, he was beaten so severely by a guard that he lapsed into a coma. Although he eventually emerged from the coma, he is now wheelchair...

Poor Inmate Care by Another Name is Still Poor Care

Poor Inmate Care by Another Name is Still Poor Care

What’s in a name? When you want to rebrand a toxic product, try calling it something it obviously isn’t, such as a path to wellness. Already the country’s largest private provider of healthcare to inmates, in November 2018, Correct Care Solutions, based in Nashville, merged with a...