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August 15, 2021

Various tales from prison in incarceration nation

A variety of headlines caught my eye this week on topics relating prisons and prisoners.  Here is a round up of some of them:

From ABA Journal, "Private prisons are a failed experiment with 'perverse and immoral incentives,' ABA House says in calling for their end"

From the AP, "Transgender inmates' rights violations 'ongoing' in IL prisons, federal judge says"

From the California Globe, "California Supreme Court Rules 5-2 That Prisoners Cannot Possess Marijuana While In Prison"

From MarketWatch, "Exclusive: Bernie Madoff’s harrowing final days: hallucinations, dire medical conditions, and waiting for the end to come"

From the Marshall Project, "These Meds Prevent Overdoses. Few Federal Prisoners Are Getting Them."

From the Marshall Project, "Stopping Violence Over Prison Phone Time? There’s an App for That."

From Insider, "COVID allowed Raquel Esquivel and 4,500 others to be released from overcrowded federal prisons. So why is she back behind bars?"

From NBC News, "Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse."

From Quartz, "Prisons are where America most needs vaccine mandates"

From Slate, "Prisons Are Increasingly Banning Physical Mail"

From the Washingtonian, "Accused January 6 Rioters Complain About Conditions in DC Jail"

August 15, 2021 at 08:59 PM | Permalink


You do have to love those ingenious California prison inmates who thought that just because recreational marijuana is now legal in the "free world" in California, they should also be able to possess and smoke marijuana in prison. So much wishful thinking, but that was just never going to happen.

Posted by: Jim Gormley | Aug 16, 2021 1:13:30 PM



Posted by: Joe | Aug 16, 2021 11:01:37 PM

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