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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...


Gangs Rule Southern Mississippi Prison

Gangs Rule Southern Mississippi Prison

What happens when corrections officers are scared and vastly outnumbered at the facilities at which they are employed? Like Nature, prison abhors a vacuum, and soon gangs are calling the shots. At the South Mississippi Correctional Institute (“SMCI”), gangs set the rules and those who...

Multiple Injuries in Southern California Prison Riot

Multiple Injuries in Southern California Prison Riot

At least five inmates were injured on Friday, August 23, after a riot broke out at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa, San Diego County. Two of the inmates suffered serious injuries and were brought to the hospital via air ambulances. 
Approximately 80 inmates were...

Man Beaten, Locked in Closet By Cops Is Awarded $50 Million

Man Beaten, Locked in Closet By Cops Is Awarded $50 Million

A jury in Ohio awarded an East Cleveland man $50 million. The man claimed after he was arrested in 2012, cops beat him and then locked him without food in a concrete storage room.
The incident occurred in 2012. It took 7 long years for Arnold Black to receive justice. He originally won $22...

$3.75 mil Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in MI Jail

$3.75 mil Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in MI Jail

Each year, 1 million people are arrested for possession of drugs. Most are sentenced to incarceration and a fine, but a few unlucky people get sentenced to death—not by a judge and jury, but by police officers. That’s what happened to 35-year-old Michigan man William Marshall, who was...

Guard Drives Truck Into ICE Protestors at Private Prison

Guard Drives Truck Into ICE Protestors at Private Prison

On August 14, several protestors with the Jewish activist group Never Again Action (“NAA”) were outside the Wyatt Detention Facility (“WDF”) in Central Falls, Rhode Island. The private prison facility has contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Denver City Council Votes to End Contracts with Private Prison Giants

Denver City Council Votes to End Contracts with Private Prison Giants

Denver city councilwoman Candi CdeBaca was sworn in just last month. The new councilwoman is a vigorous opponent of renewing the city’s contracts with two of the largest players in the private prison field, CoreCivic and GEO Group. She said the city should not invest in organizations that are...