Prisons

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Young inmates at Rikers Island prison in New York City have their civil rights "systematically violated" by a corrections staff that uses brutal violence and solitary confinement as a first-resort means of punishment and control, a federal investigation has found. Department of Corrections (DOC) officers beat and segregate teenage prisoners, many...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, completed in 2010. (Photo: CA Dept of Corrections)
Arizona's execution last week of death row prisoner Joseph Wood garnered...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Hunger strikes against segregated housing, unsanitary water, lack of access to...

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