"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.
Over-crowded and understaffed prison facilities offer a perfect environment for COVID-19 to spread quickly, with potentially devastating results.
Despite a policy of handcuffing inmates before entering their cells, Tavoris Bottley stormed in and began to pummel the inmate, striking him with a closed fist three times.
A contract between the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Global Tel Link has brought electronic tablets to 10 West Virginia prisons, but at a price.
Lawyers are trying to discover why Lieutenant Keith Turner was never fired after a woman he allegedly beat is now paralyzed from the neck down.
The White House has said Turkey will now be responsible for ISIS prisoners held by the Kurds, but an invasion of northern Syria could unleash chaos that ISIS fighters would try to exploit.
Corrections officers punched the victim at least 30 times in the body and head before leaving him to bleed profusely on the floor.