Police Misconduct Blog


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....

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

The Douglas County Jail in Douglasville, Georgia is no stranger to controversy. The facility, operated by Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, has been sued multiple times. Numerous people have died in the jail because of poor medical care. At least two jail staff were indicted after an inmate died...

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

The recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing lawyers, governments and the private sector to grapple with new legal issues every day. Nursing homes aren’t allowing family members to visit, some jails are now faced with deadly coronavirus outbreaks and businesses are balancing privacy...

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...


Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two former correctional officers with the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the beating of an inmate. A third officer pleaded guilty earlier this year.
According to a plea agreement filed in court last week, David Schwartz and...

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...

Former Inmate Settles Jail Assault Case for $5.6 Million

Former Inmate Settles Jail Assault Case for $5.6 Million

Joseph Guglielmo will never forget what happened to him on the night of January 15th, 2015. While in the intake area of the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, he was beaten so severely by a guard that he lapsed into a coma. Although he eventually emerged from the coma, he is now wheelchair...

Multiple Injuries in Southern California Prison Riot

Multiple Injuries in Southern California Prison Riot

At least five inmates were injured on Friday, August 23, after a riot broke out at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa, San Diego County. Two of the inmates suffered serious injuries and were brought to the hospital via air ambulances.
Approximately 80 inmates were...

$3.75 mil Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in MI Jail

$3.75 mil Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in MI Jail

Each year, 1 million people are arrested for possession of drugs. Most are sentenced to incarceration and a fine, but a few unlucky people get sentenced to death—not by a judge and jury, but by police officers. That’s what happened to 35-year-old Michigan man William Marshall, who was...