About one in five federal prison inmates in federal prison are foreign born, and more than 90 percent of those are in the U.S. illegally, said a report from the Trump administration, which has sought to highlight the dangers it says unauthorized immigrants pose to public safety.
The board of JustLeadershipUSA “reluctantly accepted” Martin’s resignation. Martin, who was incarcerated in the 1990s, has been a prominent advocate for ending job discrimination against individuals released from prison, and a leader in the campaign to close New York’s Rikers Island jail.
Capital has $2.4 billion in reserves, but officials say building and operating a prison for 4,700 inmates who now are housed nationwide would be too expensive. Some officials are trying to improve prisoner reentry programs.
Director Mark Inch says his agency is trying to make prisoner reentry more efficient. Critics say thousands of inmates are being sent to halfway houses later than scheduled or that their time in the reentry centers is being significantly reduced.
Among changes after five employees were killed, North Carolina is building fences, buying batons and frisking employees. It is also installing new equipment to detect cellphones, which inmates have used to plot crimes and orchestrate attacks.
Three former corrections officers at Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State Hospital have been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a mentally ill patient they forcibly put into restraints eight years ago.
“It’s a secret world,” Jim Bruce, a civil rights attorney in southeast Missouri, said of dealing with the state corrections department in prisoner-death cases. “Only the people who are in charge have control of the records.”