Police Misconduct Blog



Man Dies of COVID-19 at Houston Jail Mainly Because He Was Poor 

Preston Chaney, 64, could have been the poster child for a person most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. He had diabetes and suffered from heart and liver disease. After his arrest for burglary in the midst of the pandemic, he could have been out on bail had he managed to find $100. He did not...

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...

Georgia Man Dies in Jail After Arrest for Not Changing Address 

Georgia Man Dies in Jail After Arrest for Not Changing Address 

A man arrested for not changing his address with his probation officer died in jail three days later. Lee Michael Creely, 34, was on probation for a drug possession offense. He had moved into a new home with his girlfriend, Jessica Hodges, and their sons, ages 7 and 12, just three weeks...




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...