Federal, state authorities converge on Anson County prison
POLKTON — State and federal officials ... the state Prison Emergency Response Team, and the State Bureau of Investigation. She called the partnership an “effort to show united support in protecting our staff, inmates and the general public.”
Torture in US Prisons: What 'OITNB' Hasn't Told You
The reality, however, is that widespread torture is happening today in our own country, especially in state and federal prisons ... the United States, an estimated 80,000 people are kept in solitary confinement, many for years, some for decades. There ...
Enlisting Prison Labor to Close Budget Gaps
Prison labor — making license plates, picking up litter — is nothing new, and nearly all states have such programs. But these days, officials are expanding the practice to combat cuts in federal ... tanks. There are no figures on how many prisoners ...
One way to trim the budget: Prison reform.
Some context: The federal prison ... of prisoners as well as their families." That's hardly a new development — social scientists and criminologists have been railing against the high incarceration rate in the United States for many decades.
How Solitary Confinement Hurts the Teenage Brain
Solitary confinement involves isolating inmates in cells that are barely larger ... obvious than when it involves solitary confinement.” There are about 70,000 detained juveniles in the United States, 63 percent of whom are nonviolent.