New Study Takes Novel Census of Prison Pregnancies

The huge increase in female incarceration in recent decades has overwhelmed American prisons in their health care of pregnant women. A new study takes stock of the numbers of pregnancies, births, and more in an attempt to standardize the quality of maternal health.


Prison, Jail Deaths in Texas Increase: Study

In 2018, there were more reported custodial deaths in Texas than since at least 2005, according to a new report by the Texas Justice Initiative. Some 769 individuals died while in the custody of Texas law enforcement, up from 545 deaths in 2005.