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Jeffrey Epstein's death by suicide inside a federal jail put a spotlight on the high rate of suicides inside American jails.
Hugh Hurwitz, who served as the acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons, will be reassigned to a new role.
Surveillance video reviewed after the death showed the Metropolitan Correctional Center guards never made some of the checks noted in the log, a source said.
The Metropolitan Correctional Center is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr called “serious irregularities."
The committee sent a letter to the Bureau of Prisons asking questions about its suicide prevention policies after the death of the accused sex trafficker.
Jail suicides are almost entirely preventable, and they’re far more common than you might think.
Attorney General William Barr and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are among the officials demanding more information.
American Oversight, a nonpartisan watchdog group, filed a lawsuit to get more information about how officials responded to the crisis at MDC Brooklyn.
Barr also instructed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule five executions.
His release has sparked concerns that he may still harbor radical ideology.
Three new contracts mark the reversal of the Obama administration’s short-lived attempt to deprivatize federal prisons.
As female incarceration skyrockets, knowing what happens to pregnant women behind bars is more critical than ever.
The husband of Teresa Giudice will remain in ICE custody until he gets a court date to appeal deportation.
An investigation is looking into claims that he regularly posts to social media and even fired a chief executive from behind bars.
The allegations against MDC Brooklyn are "a violation of human decency and dignity," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The shutdown is wreaking havoc on prisons across the country.
Some experts said working without pay could exacerbate corruption and morale problems.
But questions continue to mount about why prison officials transferred the mob boss to a veritable lion's den.
"Sending him there is like a death sentence," a Bureau of Prisons employee said after the mobster was killed in Hazelton penitentiary.
He was the leader of Boston’s violent Winter Hill Gang.