"Every family, every child, every human being deserves to feel safe and secure in the place that they call home," Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said.
A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice published Monday, based on numbers from about half the nation's 3,300 jails, reveals the number of people in jails in the U.S. reached its lowest point in more than 20 years.
The daughter of William Jennette, the inmate at Marshall County Jail who asphyxiated as officers pinned him to the ground and mocked him, is suing the county, the city of Lewisburg, Tennessee, and several officers for her father's death in May 2020.
"We are focused on containing any potential hot spots and preventing spread both within jails and the community," Abbott said Friday.
Jails and prisons across the United States are reporting an increase of COVID-19.
Prison staff are thought to have been exposed to synthetic drugs.
The population of incarcerated girls and women increased from roughly 26,500 in 1980 to 214,000 in 2016, according to one analysis.
At least 50 women have taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for the unlawful encounters.
The U.S. has imprisoned record numbers of people, even as the crime rate dropped. Barack Obama made moves to change this, but Sessions is about to undo his work.
The nation's largest juvenile justice system will no longer allow kids to languish in conditions many call torture.
The homeless man will split the remainder of the $150,000 reward with three other people.
In a plea agreement filed Wednesday, Lee Baca admitted to making false statements to the FBI about a conspiracy to cover up inmate abuse.
Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia arrested Sandra Bland three days before her jailhouse death.
The 28-year-old woman was found hanging from a partition in her jail cell on July 13.
Davis said she will allow her deputies to issue licenses despite her stance against U.S. Supreme Court.
The county clerk was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Texas authorities said they showed the public new footage to dismiss rumors Bland was mistreated by officials.
The 28-year-old woman died in her Texas county jail cell on July 13, just days after being arrested.
The results conclude the cause of death was hanging and the manner of death was a suicide, officials said.