The care of pregnant women in federal prisons and in the custody of U.S. marshals does not always align with national guidelines on pregnancy-related treatment and care, according to a report to Congress conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office, released Wednesday.
In the wake of systemic processing delays which have delayed or sidetracked CARES stimulus funds for incarcerated individuals, those lucky enough to be paid often discover that prison systems have heavily garnished their checks, according to an investigation by The Intercept.
About 1,000 women at the federal medical prison in Fort Worth were left without heat in freezing temperatures caused by winter storm Uri. The prison is the only federal medical facility for women in the country, and most people incarcerated there have medical problems.
Once a monument to the tough-on-crime era, the supermax prison Northern Correctional Institute will shutdown in July. This year, the prison which holds up to 600 people, recorded its lowest number of residents in 32 years, as the state’s prison populations continue to decline.
A majority of voters across the political spectrum support releasing people from jails and prisons to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health, says a poll released Friday by The Appeal.
Arguing that prison research holds a “responsibility to advance racial equity,” a new briefing paper from the Urban Institute proposes that Black people who have been incarcerated should be partners and co-owners of all research and policy procedures and be fairly and equally compensated for their time.
One woman said that officers at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility on Jan. 11 handcuffed her and others, before punching, kicking, stripping and dragging her to a shower. Dozens of corrections officers at New Jersey’s only women’s prison have been placed on paid leave.
Troubled by deaths and questionable care in the state’s jails, several Georgia legislators convened Monday to explore reforms including requiring the state to investigate every fatality and escalating oversight of mental health and drug withdrawal crises.