Jails in Charleston and Columbia where incarcerated people have died violently at the hands of employees or others held behind bars are under federal investigation, the U.S. Justice Department said.
The former NFL quarterback is assisting the family of Lashawn Thompson, a Georgia jail inmate who died last year while covered in insects, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said.
Dozens of inmates have died while in custody at the Harris County Jail, according to attorneys representing victims' families. The FBI has opened civil rights investigations into two of the deaths.
"Reckless Son" is a one-man show by singer/songwriter Matt Butler inspired by the convicts he's met while touring American prisons and jails.
Body cameras will now be worn by detention officers in both of Guilford County's jail facilities.
Some prisons are waiving fees for hygiene supplies and county jails are releasing certain inmates early to combat the potential threat posed by the Covid-19 virus.
Inmates and guards don't have the option of staying home during a coronavirus outbreak, so detention centers risk becoming "incubators" for the disease. Some are scrambling to mitigate the risk.
The Allegheny County Jail runs a full high school for juveniles charged as adults. "In this part of the building, you are a student," Principal Jay Moser tells students on the first day.
The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.
Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.