By Hannah Grabenstein
A prolonged gun battle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison early Saturday left at least 58 inmates dead in the latest violence to hit the Litoral Penitentiary, which recently saw the country’s worst prison bloodbath.
By Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press
For Fleetwood, who was named a 2021 MacArthur fellow, the project was originally a way to reflect on her family’s legacy and what she could do to highlight what she considers a great injustice to her community.
By Justin Stabley
Policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system are being reviewed after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.
By Michael Balsamo, Mohamed Ibrahim, Associated Press
The Dixie Fire, now the second-largest in California history, continues to burn northern parts of the state. It comes as California faces a shortage of firefighters, a scenario that's bringing new attention to a critical firefighting resource: prison inmates. William…
By William Brangham, Sam Lane, Lena I. Jackson
By Ivette Feliciano, Laura Fong
Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder spent three years inside New York City's Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime, enduring two of those years in solitary confinement. He subsequently struggled with his mental health and eventually took his own life. A…
By Aaron Morrison, Associated Press
Fifty years ago this summer, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Decades later harsh penalties continue to feed a prison industrial complex that has millions of mostly Black and brown people locked up.
By Associated Press
South Carolina had been one of the most prolific states of its size in putting inmates to death. But a lack of lethal injection drugs brought executions to a halt.
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz, Gretchen Frazee
For men and women coming out of prison every year, one of the first steps to re-entering society can be one of the most difficult: simply getting a valid ID. William Brangham reports on the many hurdles returning citizens often…
By Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press
Inmates at a St. Louis jail set fires, broke out windows and threw things from fourth-floor windows Saturday in the latest disturbance over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions that have limited visits and stalled court proceedings, officials said.
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