Prisons like Altamira, where 57 inmates just died, are overcrowded, understaffed and controlled by gangs. But there’s little appetite for reform.
"We know that the institution is going to change for the worse."
Since April 2009, DOJ's Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has contracted with the Nashville-based company CoreCivic, Inc. -- which
It’s been more than a month since some 850 political detainees in Hama’s Central Prison revolted, taking guards hostage and
The officer was treated with non-life threatening injuries.
Several were hospitalized with stab wounds.
Thirty guards were injured during that same time period. Nearly half the injuries consisted of fractured hands from hitting
The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.
HUDSON - Authorities say a group of inmates rioted overnight at a private correctional facility, overtaking a portion of