prison conditions

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

Inmates aged 16 and 17 will no longer be held in solitary confinement.

'Hogtying' of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

More than one in four incarcerated youth say they’ve been physically restrained before.

Georgia Immigrant Detainees 'Riot' Over Maggot-Filled Food

Detainees at multiple detention centers around the country have strikingly similar complaints.

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

Temperatures hit a heat index of 149 degrees Fahrenheit.

Former Rikers Island Youth Inmate Opens Up About Solitary Confinement

A new report on New York City’s use of solitary confinement for youth comes as the state is rolling back the practice.

New York to End Solitary Confinement for Youth and Pregnant Inmates

New York will be the largest prison system in the country to end the practice for youth inmates.

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Hundreds of inmates have been held in solitary confinement for decades.

Death Row Inmates Sue Louisiana Facility for Cruel and Unusual Heat Conditions

Death row inmates spend 23 hours a day in cells so hot the cinder block walls burn when touched.