Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: prison

Biden reviews Guantanamo prison; aims to close it before end of...

A revival of an Obama-era goal, President Joe Biden announced the launch of a formal review of the U.S. military prison at...

Four former correctional officers sentenced to prison for beating handcuffed inmate

“The sentences handed down in this case show that law enforcement officers who break the law, violate their oaths, and deprive inmates of their civil rights will be held accountable for their actions.”

DOJ Inspector General investigates prison guards killing inmate with pepper spray

“He died because of the mace. You do not mace an asthmatic...They murdered my son."

Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Reconsidering criminal punishment

We know that the prison system is expensive to maintain and not particularly effective. So what are other solutions to crime?

DHS is locking immigrants in solitary confinement

Immigration detention is expensive, inhumane and unnecessary.

‘I will not give up:’ Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning’s bid...

"While disappointing, we can still raise issues as the government continues to abuse the grand jury process."

Video shows officer shooting unarmed man in jail cell

Although the officer violated policy by wearing his Taser on the same side as his firearm, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub determined that the error did not constitute a violation of law.

Former New Jersey police officer sentenced to federal prison after recording...

On Tuesday, Then was sentenced today to six months in prison for concealing the assault of an attempted suicide victim by another police officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.

Former judge sentenced to prison for federal bribery charges

Former Reeves County Judge Jimmy Galindo admitted to accepting bribes along with a Texas politician in exchange for securing lucrative government contracts.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”