The postcards are heartbreaking, heartwarming, tragic and uplifting.” said Naseem Bazargan, Prison Health News coordinator at Philadelphia FIGHT. “They’re beautiful. Not just in terms of them being aesthetically pleasing but the depth is amazing.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday about solitary confinement and its torturous conditions. Former inmates Five Mualimmak and Anthony Graves discuss the state of solitary confinement in US prisons, and what reforms need to happen.
No one likes to talk about the fact that “doing time” leaves the majority of returning citizens worse off than before they were incarcerated. Prior to my imprisonment, I had a very successful consulting business and I lived a solidly middle-class life.
Michigan has terminated a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services a year after the company hired to feed state prisoners came under scrutiny for lack of cleanliness, unapproved menu substitutions and other issues, state officials announced Monday.
LANSING, MI (WHTC) - An automated system to keep track of state corrections officers during their on-duty work has been expanded to all correctional facilities in Michigan. The State Administrative Board ...
Today we cannot sue certain individuals for the harm they inflict upon their victims because they have one of several types of immunity from suit — “propsecutorial immunity” for prosecutors who fabricate evidence and engage in perjury; immunity for officials engaged in “judicial-type” functions...
The state of our criminal justice system is simply so bad, the political climate for change so good, that it would be an epic desertion of our civic duties -- and of the pressure we as voters possess -- to let the 2016 election slip by without electoral promises of far-reaching reform. Which is why criminal justice must be a key issue for 2016 voters.
Back in April, the Department of Justice along with the FBI have identified 2,500 cases for review after finding that experts on its microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence concerning pattern-based forensic techniques in 95 percent of the 268 cases reviewed so far. Unfortunately, the cases involved 46 states and include 32 defendants that were sentenced to death, of which, 14 have already been executed or died behind bars.
HEARING PURPOSE: To share lessons on criminal justice reform from states that have successfully implemented new policies. To hear from a diverse panel of experts regarding emerging areas of reform at both the state and federal levels, including existing and forthcoming bills before the House and Senate. To broaden the conversation on criminal justice reform. …
In a ruling that could have implications for similar lawsuits in Texas, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Louisiana doesn’t have to install air conditioning to protect death row inmates from extreme summer heat.
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