"The United States is taking action to promote accountability for entities and individuals that have perpetuated the suffering of the Syrian people," Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.
Amanda Dodson was fired following an investigation uncovered that 77 inmates were injected with up to six times the recommended dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
"Evil is a kind of state of mind that, probably, all of us can get into at some point or other," says Dr. Gwen Adshead.
Several federal judges in the Southern District of New York handed down sentences that were an average of 58 percent lower than what federal guidelines recommended, often citing brutal conditions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The inmate left his cell to ask for food as he had not been fed for around eight hours, according to the Human and Civil Rights Coalition of Georgia.
Discussions regarding the removal of Carvajal have not resulted in a decision yet.
State lawmakers recently passed legislation to force inmates to choose between the electric chair or a firing squad when lethal injection isn't available.
The tablets give inmates access to some books and self-help materials, but contact with the outside is not free.
The commission was the subject of months of criticism for his handling of problems at the prison.
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.
We need a complete overhaul of the current criminal justice system with bold reforms, even stronger new legislation protecting Black and brown lives and a criminal justice national reentry czar to even begin to see meaningful change.
The United States is at an inflection point as the public and elected officials reassess our system of laws and punishment.
The 59-year-old, who is awaiting trial on trafficking offenses, "is now fully vaccinated," according to a U.S. attorney.
After a year of COVID, every American ought to have a newfound appreciation for the profound physical and psychological effects that extreme social isolation can have on a person.
Candide Group's Morgan Simon told Newsweek that the recent executive order "doesn't address the fact that the majority of government contracting with private prison companies is actually with ICE," whose facilities "have equally been shown to be hotbeds of human suffering."
A Republican Texas lawmaker wants to rename multiple state prisons that bear monikers honoring slave owners and those who practiced "convict leasing," which saw prisons export the forced labor of prisoners to private industries for profit.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at eliminating "profit-based incentives to incarcerate" prisoners by ending federal contracts with privately operated prisons.
"I'm going to continue to fight for our most vulnerable communities," the progressive lawmaker said.
Slowing infections within prisons will reduce disease both inside and in the surrounding communities.
Four inmates allegedly used contraband cell phones smuggled into the prison to run a gang's drug empire with underlings willing to commit kidnapping, assault, murder, blackmail and arson.
"We are making Mississippi prisons safer for inmates and Corrections officers by stopping the flow of contraband," said Burl Cain, MDOC Commissioner.
Several prominent civil rights leaders are urging President-elect Joe Biden to nominate a Black person to be his attorney general, citing pressing issues like voting rights, police violence and prison concerns that disproportionately have affected the Black community.
One prisoner told local media in an email that "tear gas, flash bangs [and] pepper spray" had been used to contain the disturbance.
Investigations have so far uncovered more than $400,000 in benefits paid to death row inmates, and more than $140 million given to other incarcerated people in California.
The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organisation covering the U.S. criminal justice system, reports that by September 29, at least 138,105 people in prison had tested positive for COVID-19.
The state completely mismanaged the evacuation of more than 3,000 inmates who were moved from four prisons, attorney Tara Herivel told Newsweek.
At least 766 people have died in federal and state prison custody.
Families already suffering amid the COVID-19 pandemic may also struggle to try support their incarcerated loved ones to make purchases on the inside.
For the worst of the worst of the worst, there is only one just punishment.