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Senator asks AG William Barr to deny early prison release for Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford

Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on Monday asked Attorney General William Barr to deny requests from infamous Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford for early prison release due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Releasing either of these individuals, or anyone similarly […]

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Federal Prison In California Faces Multiple Investigations Over Dangerous Conditions

A federal prison complex home to roughly 880 inmates near Fresno, California, has endangered the health and safety of both inmates and staff through its neglect of basic facility services, triggering multiple federal investigations, whistleblowers told HuffPost. The Federal Correctional Institution Mendota is being investigated by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs […]

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Detainee Attempts Suicide After Trump Administration Jams Migrants Into Troubled Prison

A controversial federal prison complex in Victorville, California, that is currently housing roughly 800 immigration detainees despite infectious disease outbreaks and workers’ concerns about inadequate medical care, is now facing another danger: Detainees at risk of dying by suicide. In the last week, one detainee has tried to kill himself, saying he was terrified he […]

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Inadequate Prison Policies Put Former Inmates At Greater Risk Of Opioid Death

More than 100 Americans die of opioid overdoses each day, but there’s one group for which the epidemic has been especially deadly: recently released inmates.  The two weeks immediately after release is a particularly dangerous period for the formerly incarcerated, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in July, which analyzed data on […]

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As Health Conditions Worsen At Prison Holding 1,000 Detainees, Staff Fears A Riot

Staffers at a federal prison complex in Victorville, California, where the government recently sent 1,000 immigration detainees despite workers’ concerns about inadequate medical care, are speaking out about worsening conditions as infectious diseases continue to multiply. HuffPost revealed last week that staff members were concerned about the unsafe conditions, which had resulted in 10 cases of scabies […]