prisoner abuse

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

A culture of abuse has ruled Los Angeles county jails.

NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

Last year, 129 inmates were severely beaten in altercations with guards at the New York City jail.

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

Unprovoked beatings, filmed “gladiator-style” fights between inmates, “flashlight therapy” were all a routine part of life inside the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.

Has California's Prison Hunger Strike Really Ended?

Advocates say that nothing’s been confirmed, and it’s unclear whether inmate demands have been met.

Inmate Health Dwindles as Prison Hunger Strike Enters Fourth Week

Some striking inmates have lost over 20 pounds, and the situation is fast becoming a matter of life or death.

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

The news comes weeks after inmates used cell phones to stage massive work stoppages.

Appeals Court Orders Sheriff Arpaio to Be Humane

No sheriff, you can’t go back to feeding prisoners rotten food.