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.
1960s rocker Wayne Kramer brings music workshops and equipment to prisons like the one where he served time.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said both the U.S. justice and prison systems "should turn into a rehabilitation system, not into just punishment," during a Tuesday interview.
"I require blood infusions every 4 weeks," he wrote. "I have not had one since the end of January. I'm losing weight. Sores won't heal."
"We are focused on containing any potential hot spots and preventing spread both within jails and the community," Abbott said Friday.
"At this time last week, roughly 2,700 inmates had been tested," said Director Carvajal. "Approximately 70 percent tested positive for COVID-19."
As a former deputy Sheriff, federal prosecutor, and head of corrections in Wisconsin and Colorado, I'm a strong law and order advocate—but full prisons are infection factories. People need to be let out, for all our sakes.
As a formerly incarcerated black woman, I know firsthand that getting out of prison is only the beginning—and basic needs like housing, health care, and employment are too often denied.
Nearly a third of Arkansas' confirmed COVID-19 cases have been identified in inmates at Cummins, a prison in Lincoln County.
Florida has a prison population with a rising number of coronavirus cases, but the prison workers themselves will be the first to benefit from the protective masks. The prisoners will be the next in line to receive them across all of its 143 facilities.
Joe Exotic has been placed in quarantine because an inmate at his former holding facility tested as positive for the highly communicable disease, according to his husband.
Jails and prisons across the United States are reporting an increase of COVID-19.