Biden Urged to Shut Down Guantanamo, End ‘Stain’ on U.S. Reputation

“The Biden administration is well-positioned to take concrete steps” toward fulfilling Barack Obama’s pledge to close the Guantanamo prison, which holds 40 alleged terrorists at a cost of $13 million per detainee, argues a former lawyer with the U.S. Department of Defense. But whether it’s politically expedient to do so is another question.


Federal Prison Failed to Isolate Nearly 100 COVID-19 Patients: DOJ

A federal prison complex in Louisiana, FCC Oakdale, failed to comply with federal health guidance, leaving inmates infected with COVID-19 with otherwise healthy inmates in their housing units for weeks, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Tuesday. The report comes as coronavirus cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout America and behind bars.


COVID Deaths in Texas Prisons Lead Nation

With at least 231 deaths from COVID-19 in Texas prisons and jails, the state has seen more infections and deaths among incarcerated people and staff than any other in the nation, according to a new report from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.