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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...

Dallas Police Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies

Dallas Police Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies

Tony Timpa’s last words were, “You’re going to kill me.” These words were caught on video after police officers pinned him down. Timpa’s family recently won a legal fight to have body camera footage of his death released as they pursue a lawsuit against the Dallas...

Major Banks Stop Lending to Private Prison Industry

Major Banks Stop Lending to Private Prison Industry

Since the beginning of the year, several major banks have announced they will no longer do business with the private prison industry. Activists have targeted these lenders, and the financing of private prisons has become a Democratic presidential campaign issue.
In 2016, an order was signed...

Man Taken Off Life Support After Police Misidentify Him

Man Taken Off Life Support After Police Misidentify Him

The family of Alfonso Bennett was briefly in mourning. Bennett had been missing for several weeks when his sister Rosie Brooks received a phone call on May 13 from Mercy Hospital, looking for his relatives. She was told her brother was in the intensive care unit, and she and her sister Brenda...