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16 Inmates Die in Mississippi in August

16 Inmates Die in Mississippi in August

August is brutal in Mississippi, and more so if you’re stuck in prison with no air conditioning. Still, that doesn’t explain the extraordinary death toll in Mississippi correctional facilities during the month of August 2018.
Sixteen inmates died last month, more than tripling the...

1% of Police Misconduct Complaints Lead to Discipline

1% of Police Misconduct Complaints Lead to Discipline

Study Shows Shocking Lack of Accountability by Chicago Police We give police officers tremendous power. Life and death power. Along with that power comes tremendous responsibility. But who polices the police? What happens when the police abuse their power? In Chicago, absolutely nothing.
The...

Jail Inmates Dying for Lack of Medical Care

Jail Inmates Dying for Lack of Medical Care

Across the country, inmates suffering from medical crises are being denied the care they need to survive.
Sometimes, the inmates don’t know why they are in such distress, but even when an inmate tells authorities what is medically wrong with them based on past experience, their pleas...

Inmate Sues for Jail Cancer Misdiagnosis

Inmate Sues for Jail Cancer Misdiagnosis

Three months after Anthony Michael Cobb, 48, was arrested on an attempted murder charge and placed in Pennsylvania’s Franklin County Jail, he began passing blood in his urine.
He immediately asked for medical help, but none was forthcoming.
Harrisburg-based PrimeCare Medical...

Off Duty Cops Kills Man in Case of Mistaken identity?

Off Duty Cops Kills Man in Case of Mistaken identity?

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter for Shooting Man in Wrong Apartment A five year veteran of the Dallas Police Department shot and killed a young man in an apartment complex. Police believe the officer went home after her shift ended and entered the wrong apartment. When she found a man in...

Inmate Claims Repeated Sexual Assaults by Guard

Inmate Claims Repeated Sexual Assaults by Guard

An inmate at the Fox Lake Correctional Institution in Wisconsin has filed federal civil rights charges against the state and several corrections officials after he was repeatedly sexually assaulted. While jail assaults unfortunately do occur, this case is unique because the assailant, a former...

Wisconsin Teen Left Brain Damaged in Juvenile Prison

Wisconsin Teen Left Brain Damaged in Juvenile Prison

$19 Million Paid to Family of Teen Left Brain Damaged at Copper Lake School This blog normally covers the untimely deaths of prison inmates and those wrongfully shot by the police. Those stories are already tragic. Tragic because a human life was snuffed out and tragic because those in jail and...

Hell in a Mississippi Prison, Complete with Fires – Hello MTC

Hell in a Mississippi Prison, Complete with Fires – Hello MTC

If there’s a Hell on earth, a good candidate is the privately run East Mississippi Correctional Facility, located 90 miles from Jackson near Meridian.
What makes the conditions at EMCF even worse is that fact that 80 percent of the inmates suffer from some form of mental illness, as the...