Tag: Treatment of prisoners

Nurse who gave Iowa inmates vaccine overdoses appeals firing

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — One of two Iowa prison nurses fired for accidentally giving dozens of inmates large overdoses of the coronavirus vaccine is...

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas...

Deal over prisoner care tossed over Arizona’s noncompliance

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PHOENIX — A judge threw out a 6-year-old legal settlement requiring Arizona to improve health care for thousands of prisoners, saying corrections officials have...

Solicitor: Data dump prolongs jail death investigation

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina prosecutor investigating the jail death of a mentally ill Black man said Wednesday that the sheriff's office has...

Italy’s premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

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ROME — Italy’s premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation...

Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

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DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a...

Bonus pay for essential workers varied widely across states

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For putting their health on the line during the coronavirus pandemic, prison guards in Missouri got an extra $250 per...

Inmates claim Indiana prison kept them in cruel conditions

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BUNKER HILL, Ind. — Six inmates at an Indiana prison are alleging in lawsuits that they were kept in near-total darkness for weeks at...

Appeals court upholds rationing of hepatitis C treatment

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CINCINNATI — The Kentucky Department of Corrections can deny a life-saving but expensive hepatitis C medication to inmates, a federal appeals court ruled in...

Authorities: Guard hid pills in Rice Krispies treats

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A guard was fired and arrested after trying to smuggle prescription stimulant pills into a South Carolina women's prison by hiding...