- Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 12:37
Almost 7 percent of inmates reported sexual contact with staff in DOJ
- Published on Friday, 30 March 2012 09:11
The Nation March 7, 2012
On March 14, Bei Bei Shuai will have spent one full year in jail in Marion County, Indiana. Her crime? The prosecutor calls it attempted feticide and murder. What it really is: attempting suicide while pregnant.
- Published on Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:22
A federal court jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a severely mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth alone in a King County Jail cell 14 years ago.
Seattle Times 3 Feb 2012
- Published on Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:07
Houston Chronicle 29 Jan 2012
THANKS TO GRITS FOR BREAKFAST
A female jailer ordered, without authorization, an entire cellblock of women prisoners to strip naked during a July 2010 search. She's still on the job. Another jailer punched a seriously ill inmate as he lay in the infirmary in May 2010. The inmate died the next day, and the jailer's punishment: one day in jail.
Last year, a sergeant slugged an inmate so hard it took 14 staples to close a gash over his eye. The sergeant said the inmate raised his hands to hit him, but other jailers swore the inmate didn't. The sergeant was fired but not charged with a crime. He's fighting to return. These incidents and dozens of others highlight how the Harris County Jail, one of the busiest in the nation, continues to experience problems similar to those cited in a 2009 U.S. Department of Justice report critical of the use of excessive force against inmates.
- Published on Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:23
JANUARY 1, 1973, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2011
By Victor Streib