Police Misconduct Blog



Georgia Man Dies in Jail After Arrest for Not Changing Address 

Georgia Man Dies in Jail After Arrest for Not Changing Address 

A man arrested for not changing his address with his probation officer died in jail three days later. Lee Michael Creely, 34, was on probation for a drug possession offense. He had moved into a new home with his girlfriend, Jessica Hodges, and their sons, ages 7 and 12, just three weeks...






Grievance System Failing Prison Inmates

The system designed to serve as an early warning system for prisoners reporting abuse, dangerous conditions and inadequate medical care is failing. A report by ProPublica and WBEZ shows that the 15 largest prisons in Illinois lacked data over the number of grievances filed by inmates and their...


Medical Neglect by Private Contractors Raises Jail Death Rate

A recent Reuters report found that jails that resort to private healthcare providers have a higher death rate than facilities serviced by government agencies.
The privatization of inmate healthcare has had tragic consequences across the country. When contractors put profits first, doctors are...