The Bureau of Prisons has 11 facilities – operated by private corporations – that are used exclusively for noncitizens. But these contract prisons are bound by a less stringent set of rules, and an independent review suggests that inadequate medical care likely contributed to some inmate deaths.
The troubled prison health care system
Obama’s solitary ban will need buy-in from guards
Criminal justice reform is an increasingly bipartisan issue, and grassroots efforts to ban juvenile solitary confinement have been underway for years. But if President Barack Obama wants widespread change, he needs state and local correctional institutions to follow his lead.
Holding a journalist in Tehran prison is an affront to us all
Journalist Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Tehran, Iran, for more than 17 months. The Iranian authorities responsible need to know that many of us think about Rezaian and consider their actions cruel and unjust.
California bans coerced sterilization of female inmates
Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that protects prisoners in county jails, state prisons and other detention centers, after medical abuses were uncovered.
Bill to prevent sterilization abuse of female inmates heads to governor
California Senate unanimously passes measure to ban sterilizations for birth control purposes in all state prisons, county jails and other detention centers.
Secrecy behind Missouri’s execution drugs
Missouri is one of several states that are buying their drugs for executions in secret.
Female prison inmates sterilized illegally, California audit confirms
California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, is one of the legislators who requested the state audit of female inmate sterilizations.Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press UPDATE, June 19, 2014: This story updates throughout with more details about the audit. The California state auditor today blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries […]
Bill seeks new restrictions on sterilizations in California prisons
Legislation introduced by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson would limit sterilization surgeries in all state prisons, county jails and other detention ce
Calif. prison doctor linked to sterilizations no stranger to controversy
California prison doctor linked to hundreds of inmate sterilizations has a history of malpractice settlements and patient complaints.
Video: Sterilized Behind Bars
Elective sterilizations have been restricted in state prisons since 1994. But between 2006 and 2010, more than 100 women were sterilized at state prisons. While some women opted for the surgery, other have claimed they were pressured. Corey G. Johnson from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks speak […]