Prisons

The medical examiner hasn't announced the cause of death for a 58-year-old man who died Monday, but confirmed to HuffPost that he tested positive for COVID-19.
Inmates are facing bad conditions in prisons and jails nationwide. Correctional officers are at risk, too.
Judges are dangerously behind the curve in supporting compassionate release and other plans to reduce the jail population.
HuffPost spoke with four people who are terrified of getting a phone call with devastating news.
Dozens of people at Rikers have tested positive for COVID-19. Why is the city moving prisoners there from a nearby jail?
An employee at a Washington state prison tested positive for coronavirus. Prisoners fear they’re next.
“For millions of incarcerated people, COVID-19 should not be a death sentence," the lawmakers wrote in a letter.
With an aging prison population in the midst of a global health crisis, it's time to prioritize early release for sick and elderly prisoners.
Under a money bail system, people who can't afford to buy their freedom now also face an increased risk of contracting a deadly virus.
Inmates at all 122 federal correctional facilities across the country will no longer be allowed visits from family, friends or attorneys for the next 30 days, in response to the threat of the coronavirus,
With hundreds of cases reported in prisons in China and elsewhere, public health experts worry about a U.S. outbreak.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that prisoners will start to make hand sanitizer to offset the high prices of brands, including Purell.
The former producer will stay in the medical wing of the notorious New York detention facility.
Following a spate of deaths at Mississippi State Penitentiary, the Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation. Now, another death has been added to the list.
Alex Friedmann has spent years working to improve prison conditions for incarcerated people. He now faces two felony charges.
Padfoot went on the prowl at a prison in England but ended up having to be saved by animal welfare workers.
After a report revealed his campaign exploited prison laborers to make calls on his behalf, Bloomberg said he's no longer working with the company that hired them.
Texas resident Crystal Mason was sentenced to five years in prison for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election. Her ballot was never counted.
The 82-year-old comedian is serving a 3- to 10-year prison term for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.