An estimated 300,000 LGBT youth are arrested and/or detained each year.
After the release of the CIA torture report, the Obama administration says, images are worse than words.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported a slight increase in the number of inmates in state prisons on Friday.
Corrections Corporation of America has been sued by the ACLU and inmates for its mistreatment of detainees.
Obama administration to appeal district court's decision to release tapes.
A $130 million, four-year plan will attempt to better improve processing and treatment of mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system.
Attorneys hope case will expose wrongful detention at Djibouti black site and hasten the release of the Senate's CIA torture report.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture questioned U.S. representatives on issues ranging from force-feedings at Guantanamo to police brutality in Ferguson.
Murdough was a homeless former marine when he died in the city-run jail last winter.
The 24-year-old American is serving a sentence of six years hard labor
In a constant state of fight or flight, corrections officers suffer high rates of mental health problems