A new podcast sheds light on problems in the Georgia Department of Corrections by looking closely at one facility: Smith State Prison in Tattnall County.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Two recent horrific prison deaths have shed light on the conditions in Georgia's prisons and jails. Our special panel breaks down the latest, as well as dire problems in our institutions over the past few years.
Georgia State University students both inside and outside of prison will soon begin working on a new literary journal featuring the work of incarcerated people.
Manning first came to public scrutiny and was incarcerated for leaking classified information. She aims to use that attention to shed light on the struggles trans people face in U.S. prisons.
More than 600,000 people are released from prisons every year, many with costly health conditions but no medications, medical records, a health care provider, or insurance.
A new report indicates that the federal government severely undercounts people who died while being transported, detained or arrested by law enforcement and those who died while incarcerated.
The riot occurred at the notorious Cereso state prison in Juárez. The mayor, Cruz Pérez Cuéllar, told local media that armed gunmen had entered the prison.
Relatives of people incarcerated at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta say there's been no running water or heat there for days. The families are concerned about what they're calling "inhumane" conditions.
Holmes was convicted on charges related to defrauding investors who poured hundreds of millions of dollars into her blood-testing company, believing it would revolutionize health care.
Attorneys for a Georgia jail detainee are demanding the firings and arrests of guards recorded by security cameras repeatedly punching the inmate in his cell. Lawyers and two sisters of Jarrett Hobbs, a 41-year-old Black man from North Carolina, spoke to reporters Wednesday in Camden County near the jail where the beating happened Sept. 3.
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA), inspected conditions at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta on Oct. 26, 2022. The facility has drawn complaints from staff whistleblowers and inmates.
Lawyers and health experts, as well as incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, say getting gender-affirming care in prison often comes only after threats of lawsuits or a full legal fight.
The worst prison sentences — life without parole or even death — are relatively rare. For everyone else, there is the hope of parole. But critics of Georgia’s correction system say parole doesn’t happen as often as it could or should.
The Department of Justice did not properly count nearly 1,000 deaths of incarcerated people in jails and prisons, according to a bipartisan report released Tuesday by a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.
Federal judges in Georgia’s Middle and Southern districts are the least likely to approve releases for prisoners fearing COVID sickness, data shows.