Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

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How Covid Vaccine Hesitancy Spread in My Prison

We can finally get the vaccine in prison. That doesn’t mean everyone will take it.

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How Sickle Cell Trait in Black People Can Give the Police Cover

Sickle cell trait has been cited in dozens of police custody deaths ruled accidental or natural, even though the condition is benign on its own, a Times investigation found.

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When Guards in New York City’s Jails Lie About Use of Force

An analysis of a newly released database of disciplinary records shows that violence by officers continues to be a problem in the system.

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In N.Y.C. Jail System, Guards Often Lie About Excessive Force

More than half of the roughly 270 correction officers disciplined over a 20-month period lied to investigators or filed incomplete or inaccurate reports.

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New York Will End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

Isolation for more than 15 consecutive days will be barred in prisons and jails starting next March after years of efforts to restrict the practice.

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Illinois Prison Guard Pleads Guilty for Role in Beating Inmate to Death

Willie Hedden is one of three guards at the Western Illinois Correctional Center charged in the May 2018 assault of Larry Earvin, who was handcuffed at the time.

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2 Supervisors and Guard Charged in Attacks at Notorious Women’s Prison

The assaults left at least six inmates with injuries. One guard at the New Jersey prison is accused of punching a woman 28 times.

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29 Guards Suspended at a Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence

Inmates reported being beaten while handcuffed at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey, the state’s only prison for women.

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States Are Shutting Down Prisons as Guards are Crippled By Covid-19

States and counties are finding it hard to keep jails and prisons open as the virus ravages both prisoners and staff members. But transferring inmates can spur new outbreaks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #shutdowns-institutional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Life of Jerry Givens, a State Executioner Turned Death-Row Abolitionist

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

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In Massachusetts, Inmates Will Be Among First to Get Vaccines

As prison outbreaks rise, the state has moved inmates forward in the line to receive inoculations.

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As N.Y.C. Jails Become More Violent, Solitary Confinement Persists

Even as Mayor Bill de Blasio has emptied out the city’s jails, the number of people who are placed in punitive segregation each year has remained about the same.

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Can Prosecutors Be Taught to Avoid Jail Sentences?

At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs?

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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police

Senator Harris is speaking out amid the police reform movement. But how did she oversee police misconduct as a district attorney and attorney general?

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Violence at Rikers at an ‘All-Time High’ Despite City’s Promise to Curb It

A federal monitor found that the number of times guards at the jail complex used force against inmates rose 54 percent, even as its population shrank.

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Sheriff Apologizes to Family of Inmate Who Died After Being Restrained

The sheriff, Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr., said he cried after watching video of the events that led to John Neville’s death last year in a North Carolina jail.

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4 Guards Charged in Inmate’s Beating at Alabama Prison

The charges, which include civil rights violations and obstruction of justice, stem from an assault at the Bibb Correctional Facility in 2018, prosecutors said.

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Routine Beatings of Inmates in Alabama Prisons Go Ignored, U.S. Says

A report released by the Justice Department found that corrections officers frequently used excessive force and violated prisoners’ constitutional rights.

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Government Denies Cohen Was Imprisoned to Stop Trump Book

The denial came in response to a lawsuit filed by Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, that said he was being punished for speaking out.

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5 Guards and a Nurse Face Charges in Death of Inmate Who Pleaded, ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Five former detention officers and a nurse at a North Carolina jail were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Black man, John Neville, 56.

#north-carolina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #winston-salem-nc

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17 Rikers Guards Will Be Disciplined in Death of Layleen Polanco

Correction officers failed to check on Layleen Polanco, 27, as she was having a fatal epileptic seizure in a solitary cell, an investigation found.

#clark-darcel-d, #correction-board-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #epilepsy, #new-york-city, #polanco-layleen, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rikers-island-prison-complex

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Jail Only Allowed White Staff to Guard Ex-Officer Charged With Killing George Floyd

Eight correctional officers said people of color who work in the jail were initially moved away from Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #race-and-ethnicity

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Ishmael Reed: My Police Misconduct Experiences

Throughout my life, I have had frightening, maddening and absurd encounters with police officers.

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Arrested for Waving Rainbow Flag, a Gay Egyptian Takes Her Life

Charged with “inciting debauchery,” Sarah Hegazi was jailed and tortured.

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White Counterprotesters in Franklinville, N.J., Mock George Floyd’s Killing

One man yelled while kneeling on the neck of another who was facedown on the ground. The ugly display drew a fierce condemnation.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #franklin-township-nj, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-jersey, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

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Virus Raged at City Jails, Leaving 1,259 Guards Infected and 6 Dead

Correction officers in New York City live in fear of bringing the virus home to families. They say the city has not protected them.

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‘Something Is Going to Explode’: When Coronavirus Strikes a Prison

An oral history of the first fatal outbreak in the federal prison system, in Oakdale, La.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #louisiana, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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