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24Nov

Transgender Inmate Sues Georgia Prison Officials Over Alleged Assaults

SAVANNAH, GA – A Black transgender woman is suing the Georgia Department of Corrections, accusing officials of failing to protect her from alleged sexual assaults and failing to provide her with “adequate healthcare” while behind bars. Ashley Diamond, an inmate at the Coastal State Prison in Savannah, settled a similar lawsuit against the department in 2016. The…

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Nov

Union Head Demands Freeze on Prisoner Transfers, Admissions to Stem Coronavirus

DES MOINES, IA – The union that represents employees at Iowa correctional institutions is calling for the system to lock down for at least four weeks to stem the spread of COVID-19. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 61 held a news conference alongside state Sen. Rich Taylor (D-Mount Pleasant) and state Rep. Wes…

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23Nov

How Did 2 Inmates Escape the OK County Jail?

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Two inmates performed a startling escape by dropping twelve stories out of the Oklahoma County Jail. How did they pull it off? FOX 25 takes you inside the jail, step-by-step through what authorities believe was their plan. What will keep this from happening again? … READ MORE By: Conner Hansen Published: OKC…

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Nov

Inmate in Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla Dies From COVID-19 Complications

WALLA WALLA, WA — An incarcerated patient at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla has died of issues related to COVID-19 according to the Washington State Department of Corrections. Michael Cornethan passed away on Saturday,  Nov. 21, at a medical facility near the prison, according to the DOC. He was 62 years old. This…

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Nov

West Virginia Inmate Killed in Assault by Another Prisoner

MOUNT OLIVE, WV — An inmate at a maximum-security prison in West Virginia has been killed in an assault by another prisoner. The state Department of Homeland Security says Brian O’Neil Gifft died Friday after he was attacked in a Mount Olive Correctional Complex housing unit. The agency says a makeshift weapon was later recovered….

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20Nov

BLM Pressures Democrats to Embrace Bill Described as ‘Roadmap for Prison Abolition’

GEORGETOWN, OH – Black Lives Matter activists are pressuring Democrats to embrace the BREATHE Act, which includes a section requiring a “roadmap for prison abolition.” “The BREATHE Act is a legislative love letter to Black people,” BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors wrote in an op-ed for Teen Vogue on Thursday. Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and…

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