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”)...

Louisiana -  Highest Incarceration and Worst Prison Healthcare?

Louisiana - Highest Incarceration and Worst Prison Healthcare?

It’s the day after Christmas and for most Americans, it’s another peaceful day to spend with family. Many are back in work although the week between Christmas and New Years Eve is usually more relaxed. For tens of thousands of inmates, it’s just another day in prison.
Unless...

New York Inmate’s Suicide Preventable If Warning Signs Heeded

New York Inmate’s Suicide Preventable If Warning Signs Heeded

Albeit unfortunate and tragic, it was really no surprise that Cachin Anderson killed himself in prison. There were ample warnings signs but had officials heeded those indications, Anderson, 33, might not have taken his own life on June 28, 2017.
The New York Commission of Corrections...

Criminal Charges Filed Against Jeffrey Epstein Guards

Criminal Charges Filed Against Jeffrey Epstein Guards

When the most notorious inmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City managed to kill himself in August, his death raised more questions than answers. Jeffery Epstein, 66, purported purveyor of underage girls to some of the most powerful men on the planet, managed to hang himself...


Elderly Inmate’s Death - Heart Attack or Beating by Guards?

Elderly Inmate’s Death - Heart Attack or Beating by Guards?

John McMillion spent much of his 40s, 50s, and 60s behind bars. At age 67, the elderly inmate was scheduled for a parole hearing and possible release. It was all he could talk about, according to fellow inmates at New York’s Great Meadow Correctional Facility (“GMCF”)....

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Larra Ann Gillis was a 47 year old mother. On December 4th, 2015 she was booked into the Monterey County Jail. Shortly thereafter she died. Larra was in the jail for just over 24 hours.
The story begins when Larra was arrested by Cal State Monterey Bay campus police. Her charges were...

Ohio Jail Guards Plead Guilty in Beating of Mentally Ill Inmate

Ohio Jail Guards Plead Guilty in Beating of Mentally Ill Inmate

Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Jail is already one of the most notorious facilities in the country. Last year, six inmates died there in four months. A total of eight inmates died in the jail in 2018. On October 15, two jail guards, Nicholas Evans, 35, and Timothy Dugan, 40, pleaded guilty to...


What’s Behind the High Inmate Death Rate at Santa Rita Jail?

What’s Behind the High Inmate Death Rate at Santa Rita Jail?

Why should the well-funded Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA have the highest death rate of any jail in the state, even Los Angeles County, which is the largest in the country? That’s the question many investigators and inmate advocates are asking after it was revealed that 45 inmates died in...