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Louisiana – Incarceration Incorporated

Louisiana – Incarceration Incorporated

Louisiana has the highest percentage of its people behind bars. Five times more than Iran, thirteen times more than China and far more than any other state (although a few other states are vying for second place.) It’s bad here. But what is worse, inmates are dying in record...





Mississippi To Pay $500,000 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 23 Years

Mississippi To Pay $500,000 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 23 Years

A judge ordered the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a man wrongfully imprisoned for nearly a quarter-century. The order included a $50,000 payment to Curtis Flowers’ attorneys.
Flowers was tried six times in a 1996 quadruple murder case. After spending years on Death Row,...


Portland to Pay $2 Million to Family of Suspect Killed by Police

Portland to Pay $2 Million to Family of Suspect Killed by Police

Four years ago, Quanice Hayes, 17, was shot and killed by Portland police. He was a suspect in an armed robbery and carjacking at the time. In February 2021, Deputy City Attorney Daniel Simon announced a settlement in the lawsuit against the city filed by Hayes’ family. They will receive $1.5...