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20 Oct 2016

Jail Suicide Suit for $1.6 Million

Almost two years after a prisoner committed suicide at the Los Angeles County Jail, the county settled a lawsuit brought by his parents for $1.6

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20 Oct 2016

Fault with Privatized Federal Prisons

U.S. Department of Justice Finds Fault with Privatized Federal Prisons Loaded on OCT. 3, 2016 by Christopher Zoukis published in Prison Legal News October, 2016,

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12 Oct 2016

After teaching himself the law, Flint prisoner may go free

  Omar Pouncy of Flint seemed to have luck on his side when, after teaching himself the law while serving what amounted to a life

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08 Oct 2016

Louisiana keeps prison costs down in ways other states don’t

When it comes to prisons, Louisiana is first in many ways. The state has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with about one in

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08 Oct 2016

Prison death shows system ill-equipped to handle mentally ill, East Oak Lane family says

Kenyada Jones was off his meds. His mother couldn’t persuade him to come home, and mental health workers told her they wouldn’t chase a moving

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08 Oct 2016

Modern Hepatitis C Drugs are Very Costly and Unavailable to Many State Prisoners

Less than 1% of prisoners with hepatitis C in state correctional facilities in the United States are receiving treatment according to a new study in

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08 Oct 2016

Wardens punished amid staffing, medication issues at women’s prison

On Tuesday, The Tennessean confirmed that Warden Carolyn Jordan, Associate Warden Pat Ryan and Associate Warden Carolyn Benford were on leave from the women’s prison amid

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08 Oct 2016

Illinois prisoners to receive new mental health services

To support incarcerated individuals battling mental illness, two state agencies recently collaborated to improve services for Illinois offenders by leveraging a Chicago-area facility for treatment

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