Thanks to Trump’s Family Separations, Democrats Are in the Hot Seat for Taking Private Prison Cash

In a theater outside Miami last month, as a debate between four Democratic candidates for Florida governor approached the two-hour mark, 18-year-old activist ErrDaisha Floyd took the mic and turned the conversation toward a topic close to her heart: private prisons. The companies that run them “provide a direct incentive to contract-holders to ensure and keep […]

Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

The Russian Upper House speaker has proposed reforming the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment after a leaked video revealed the cruel beating of an inmate by about a dozen prison administration officers. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko called the beating of an inmate by prison staff “an abominable crime that cannot be justified.” […]

Understaffed Federal Prison Is Taking in 1,000 Noncriminal Immigrants, and Even the Guards Are Protesting

Last week, as the first busloads of immigrants rolled up to the federal prison complex in Victorville, California, the facilities there went on lockdown. The Victorville complex, in an unexpected move, had agreed to accept 1,000 detainees from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said it had run out of beds because of its crackdown on […]

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery […]

Man tries to sell 4-year-old daughter for sex in 'Daddy's little girl' online ad, gets 60 years prison term

Man tries to sell 4-year-old daughter for sex in 'Daddy's little girl' online ad, gets 60 years prison term

Washington: A 30-year-old man, trying to prostitute his four-year-old daughter to several clients for sex, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday. In 2015, the Wisconsin-based Andrew James Turley,  28-year-old at the time, posted an advertisement on Craigslist titled “Play with Daddie’s Little Girl”. In the ad description, Turley mentioned his daughter […]

New York plan puts spotlight on graying of U.S. prison population

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Does it make financial and moral sense to keep elderly people in prison? The state of New York is asking that question this month, and the debate there should be a harbinger of a much-needed national conversation. FILE PHOTO: Former inmate at Eastern State Penitentiary, William Harrison, 75, served 3 separate terms […]