Archive for 'Prison Issues'

Washington Post: Sanders to push a plan to ban private companies from running prisons

Washington Post: Sanders to push a plan to ban private companies from running prisons

By John Wagner September 17 at 6:47 AM “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil a plan Thursday to ban privately run jails and prisons, which he says have a “perverse incentive” to increase the number of [...]

Buzzfeed:  The Prison Guard Who Couldn’t Escape Prison

Buzzfeed: The Prison Guard Who Couldn’t Escape Prison

Albert Samaha | BuzzFeed News Reporter Scott Jones loved being a correctional officer at California’s High Desert State Prison. Then he saw his colleagues commit enough abuses that he saw no choice but to break the code [...]

The New Yorker: Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

The New Yorker: Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

June 7, 2015 | Kalief Browder, 1993–2015 | By Jennifer Gonnerman “Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. He [...]