Police Misconduct Blog


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...