Police Misconduct Blog



Mentally Ill Man in Jail on Minor Charges Beaten Into a Coma

Mentally Ill Man in Jail on Minor Charges Beaten Into a Coma

On September 23, Jayshawn Boyd, 22, was placed into a “designated gang unit” at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. Within 10 minutes, he was beaten so badly that he was left in a coma for two months. He still cannot walk or eat solid food.
The men...



Governor Orders Closure of Notorious New Jersey Women’s Prison

Governor Orders Closure of Notorious New Jersey Women’s Prison

On June 7, Governor Phil Murphy ordered the closure of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility (EMCF), New Jersey’s only state prison for women. The move comes after the Governor’s office released its findings about a brutal cell extraction that took place on January 11. The incident led...

Louisiana – Incarceration Incorporated

Louisiana – Incarceration Incorporated

Louisiana has the highest percentage of its people behind bars. Five times more than Iran, thirteen times more than China and far more than any other state (although a few other states are vying for second place.) It’s bad here. But what is worse, inmates are dying in record...



Sexually Abused Kentucky Inmates Win $1.1 Million Settlement

Sexually Abused Kentucky Inmates Win $1.1 Million Settlement

In early March, these women, identified as Jane Does 1-8, won a $1.1 settlement in their civil rights lawsuit against jail officials. None of the women are currently incarcerated.
Guilty Rape and Sodomy Plea The deputy sued by the women, Jerome Perry, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of...