Private Prisons Threaten To Sue States Unless They Get More Inmates For Free Labor
Freedom is apparently bad for business. That's the message from the private prison industry which is threatening to sue states if they don't start locking more people up. The private prison companies, well-known for profiting off
Haunting Images of the Mentally Ill in Prison
When photographer Jenn Ackerman spent her first day at the Kentucky State Reformatory for what would become the series “Trapped,” she knew she had no...
Mental health care in prison is mostly a pill in a paper cup. Ms. Cooper herself was briefly on antidepressants, she told her sister. No one mandated follow-up treatment for “re-entry,” an apt term considering how much it must feel like dropping from outer space. “Nobody helps because people don’t see us as human beings,” Ms. Cooper said.
'An End To Prisons'
Aboriginal advocate for incarcerated women, former prisoner and pioneer Vickie Roach speaks of her experiences with the prison system and how institutionalisation is imposed on Aboriginal women at a young age. We also hear from Emma Russell from Flat Out. Emma explains how the process of strip searching women in prison is seen as counter-productive and triggering for many
'My 16 year-old son hanged himself in prison. Children shouldn't be in jail'
More than 30 children have committed suicide in British prisons since 1990. Yvonne Bailey, mother of Joseph, who hanged himself while in government custody, calls for an end to children’s prisons and a full inquiry into her son’s death
Man cooked to death in scalding shower as punishment by prison guards - Police State USA
Man cooked to death in scalding shower as punishment by prison guards “I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screame...
Life as a transgender inmate: confronting a hostile system behind bars and in court
‘I would just as soon cut someone if they messed with me,’ says Lady Jae but protection for transgender women remains an uphill battle in prison culture
Juvenile Jails Adopting ACE- and Trauma-Informed Practices - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
After decades of get-tough policies that often morphed delinquent youth into hardened criminals — i.e., further traumatizing already traumatized kids — state, local and private facilities are developing ACE- and trauma-informed training for staff and systems for their facilities. They realize that the time these post-traumatic youth spend under their roofs can be a time for healing — if it’s handled right.
Mentally Ill Inmates in LA Jails Face “Deplorable” Conditions and Suicide Risk
Saying it could help improve public safety and reduce jail overcrowding, the ACLU on Tuesday urged officials to divert non-violent inmates with mental illness...