US prisons

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Incarcerated people use TikTok videos to expose Alabama’s prison conditions
Understaffing, overcrowding and a lack of healthcare fueled a crisis in a state with the world’s highest incarceration rate

Michael Sainato

26, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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It’s easy to see white supremacy as the thinking of extremists. We know that’s not true | Nels Abbey
It was good to see Joe Biden address the issue, but there is more he needs to know, says writer and broadcaster Nels Abbey

Nels Abbey

20, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘The forever prisoner’: Abu Zubaydah’s drawings expose the US’s depraved torture policy
Exclusive: For 21 years, the detainee has been in US custody without charge, tortured and sexually humiliated, with no prospect for release

Ed Pilkington in New York

11, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The last days of death row in California: ‘Your soul is tested here’
After decades locked alone in small cages in San Quentin, men sentenced to die brace for sweeping change

Sam Levin in San Quentin, California

01, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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UN group to tour Los Angeles jails accused of ‘squalid, inhumane’ conditions
Advocates say it will cast welcome attention on a system mired in scandals of prisoner mistreatment and racial injustice

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

28, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Oklahoma death row inmate loses clemency bid despite attorney general appeal
Only Republican governor Kevin Stitt stands between Richard Glossip and the death chamber, with lethal injection set for 18 May

Ed Pilkington

26, Apr, 2023 @8:08 PM

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Man found dead eaten by bed bugs in Atlanta jail, lawyer says
Family of Lashawn Thompson call for criminal investigation after his death in custody in filthy jail cell

Gloria Oladipo

15, Apr, 2023 @1:42 PM

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Man with schizophrenia was left naked in jail cell for weeks before death, video shows
Joshua McLemore died of malnutrition after 20 days in windowless Indiana jail cell with no medical treatment

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

13, Apr, 2023 @5:21 PM

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She reported being abused by US prison guards. Now she faces deportation
Cristal, 31, was one of many to speak up against sexual violence in federal prison, but at the end of her sentence was taken by Ice

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

06, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Virginia prisoners who used toothbrush to escape caught at pancake restaurant
Two inmates dug their way out of cell using toothbrush but were apprehended within hours at Ihop branch

Guardian staff

22, Mar, 2023 @12:59 PM

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Can California’s oldest prison become a Norway-style rehab center? Two former residents weigh in
Thanh Tran and James King, formerly incarcerated advocates, on life inside the notorious San Quentin and the governor’s transformation plan

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

21, Mar, 2023 @9:39 PM

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Families of 14 inmates who died in West Virginia jail allege negligence
Families demand federal investigation amid reports of deplorable conditions, rampant violence and inadequate medical services

Ed Pilkington

19, Mar, 2023 @9:15 AM

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