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Medical Neglect by Private Contractors Raises Jail Death Rate

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...


$8 Million Settlement in Baltimore Police Corruption Drug Case

$8 Million Settlement in Baltimore Police Corruption Drug Case

Umar Burley and Brent Matthews went to prison after drugs were planted on them by members of Baltimore’s elite Gun Trace Task Force (GFTF). The GFTF’s notable goal was getting guns off the street. In reality, it became a den of thieves, preying on both their constituents and taxpayer...



Federal Prisons Losing the War Against Coronavirus

Federal Prisons Losing the War Against Coronavirus

Since the pandemic hit the U.S. in March, 135 inmates and 2 staff members in the federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) system have succumbed to Covid-19. The situation will worsen, as BOP practices such as prisoner transfers exacerbate the situation and spread disease. Rather than limit...


Death Toll Rises as U.S. Jails Outsource Medical Care

Death Toll Rises as U.S. Jails Outsource Medical Care

It is a plaintive, heart-wrenching plea. Matthew Loflin, 32, an inmate at the Chatham County Detention Center (“CCDC”) in Savannah, Georgia, tells his mom on a phone call that “I’m gonna die in here.” His words were prophetic.
As of early 2014, Loflin had spent...