Prison Safety

Racially Segregated 'Black-Only Pods' in Florida County Jail

African-American inmates were kept in ‘black-only pods’ because jail officials thought it would make the prison safer.

More Dying Prisoners Could Be Released To End Life

A new report from the Justice Department reveals that federal prison authorities give no serious consideration to releasing dying prisoners even though the releases are legal.

The report recommends expanding the compassionate release program.

Culture of Sexual Abuse in New Orleans Prison Addressed with Consent Decree

Agreement between New Orleans sheriff and DOJ includes new safeguards to stop prisoner rape.

Bloomberg: Don't Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tellingly misinterpreted a reporter’s question during a pre-Sandy press conference Sunday.

DOJ Finds Violation of Constitutional Rights in Kansas Correctional Facility

The investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section and focused on whether prisoners at the facility were subject to sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.