prisons

    A sessions court in Kerala on Monday sentenced to life 25 persons, all workers of IUML, for the murder of two brothers in Palakkad district of the state in 2013.Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajitha T H had on May 12 held the 25 accused guilty fo...
    The Trump administration has executed 10 people since mid-July — the most federal executions carried out in a year since 1896. The Trump Justice Department is so intent on keeping secret the identities of those involved in the process that they hired priv...
    At least two men on federal death row have tested positive for COVID-19. The Trump administration's decision to move forward with executions during the pandemic has been roundly criticized by lawyers and public health experts.Bryan Woolston / Reuters...
    The coronavirus pandemic has already left a trail of destruction inside America’s jails and prisons.Since the onset, at least 414,500 people incarcerated in U.S. prisons have contracted COVID-19 and at least 2,556 have died from it. We don’t know these nu...
    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Congress has given only one stimulus check to help Americans weather the public health crisis and its ensuing economic downturn.For many households, that $1,200 check has long since been spent, as mon...
    There’s something about the power of euphemism: you call someone a “prisoner” or an “inmate” and, suddenly, all sorts of dehumanizing, terrible, violent things that would be unfathomable to subject a “regular” person to become possible. Become necessary. ...
    In one of the most memorable passages of his seminal autobiography, civil rights leader Malcolm X made explicit the impact his in-prison education had on him. Arrested on charges of larceny and sentenced to 10 years in prison, Malcolm read voraciously.“I ...
    The whole point of the “feeling cute” challenge was to have a little fun while on the job—or at least, while in your work clothes. But corrections officers who partook in the challenge earlier this month are now resigning or being fired from said jobs aft...
    In Mississippi, five inmates have been killed due to stabbings and attacks within the past week.NBC News reported on Friday that 36-year-old Denorris Howell died after sustaining neck wounds in a fatal attack following an altercation with his cellmate at ...
    Every day, Richard Lee Chalk prays that he’ll be let out of prison. He applied for clemency five months ago and now that there’s a coronavirus outbreak, going home is even more urgent. The 61-year-old has a heart condition and Type 2 diabetes, which means...
    Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photos: Getty Earlier this year, Andrea Circle Bear was sentenced to 26 months in prison on a drug charge. She went into federal custody on March 20, at a time when a number of states had already issued stay-at-home ...
    At Lakeland Correctional Facility, about 57% of some1,400 prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus.Carlos Osorio/ASSOCIATED PRESSMichigan’s aging prisoners serve the final years of life sentences at the state’s Lakeland Correctional Facility. In...