Contrary to the state's promises, the kids were held in solitary confinement for days at a time, punished with pepper spray and denied access to educational and rehabilitative services.
Houston lawyer Jerome Godinich has made millions carrying high caseloads of clients too poor to afford to hire a lawyer. Now he’s being accused of malpractice.
"My identity as a housewife married to a lawyer and a woman who played tennis, hosted playgroups and volunteered with the PTA was gone."
The Department of Correction says that the de Blasio-era practice of notifying the press when someone dies in a detention facility is over.
Intense isolation — compounded with trust issues — prevented Ariana Steen from forming healthy bonds with other Black women.
Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies before Congress in support of reparations for slavery. The day before, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected the idea, saying, “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea.”
The late Martha Wright-Reed became a phone justice activist after having to choose between paying for her medication and speaking with her grandson.
The coronavirus is ravaging prisons and jails across the U.S., killing hundreds and infecting tens of thousands. Now, incarcerated people and criminal justice advocates are calling for swift action to stop the virus from spreading.
After thousands of COVID-19 deaths, most prisons and jails are still too crowded for social distancing and staff aren’t required to get vaccinated.
"When you think about prison, do you think about tenderness, caring, and connections? They’re not common, but they’re here."