The number of hate groups operating across America rose to 1,020 in 2018 as President Trump continued to fan the flames of white resentment over immigration and the country’s changing demographics, according to a new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Four inmates have committed suicide so far this year in Alabama state prisons—three of them in solitary confinement units. Prisoner advocates say it reflects the failure of state corrections officials to improve conditions in solitary, and the system’s inadequate treatment of mentally ill inmates.
Neglected diabetes and cancer treatments, outbreaks of staph infections and scabies, and a prisoner left lying on the floor for days after suffering a stroke. These are just a few of the alleged abuses found in a scathing investigation of the Alabama prison system, published by the non-profit Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program. Researchers conducted inspections of 15 prisons, interviewed more than 100 inmates and reviewed of thousands of pages of medical records and other […]