Police Misconduct Blog


Report by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Shines A Light on Corrupt Prison Audits

Report by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Shines A Light on Corrupt Prison Audits

Following a lengthy investigation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren published a report on the dubious process by which prisons are approved for operation in our country.
For a year and a half, Warren and her staff looked at how the American Correctional Association (ACA) audits prisons. The ACA is an...

Murder Inside Florida Prisons - Why Is the Death Toll So High?

Murder Inside Florida Prisons - Why Is the Death Toll So High?

Florida has some of the most dangerous prisons in the United States. In 2001, there were 191 homicides and suicides inside Florida’s prison. In 2017 that number skyrocketed to 428.
Who knows what 2020 will look like after COVID-19 raced through several jails and prison in the state....

Five Inmates Killed, Two Missing in One Week in Mississippi Prisons

Five Inmates Killed, Two Missing in One Week in Mississippi Prisons

The Mississippi prison system is a well-known hellhole. Its horrible reputation just got worse (if possible) after five inmates were killed, and two are currently missing since violence erupted at three facilities beginning December 29. The Mississippi Department of Corrections (“MDOC”)...


Elizabeth Warren Investigates Private Prison Profits

Elizabeth Warren Investigates Private Prison Profits

Last June, Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed banning for-profit prisons. Now, she is requesting information from five private equity firms that have heavily invested in companies that provide services to U.S. prisons.
Warren and the inquiry’s co-sponsors (Reps. Mark Pocan and...