Category: Prison Abuse

South Carolina Woman Died in Jail from Dehydration After Arrest At Hospital for Unpaid Fines

South Carolina Woman Died in Jail from Dehydration After Arrest At Hospital for Unpaid Fines

A South Carolina woman convicted of stealing $20 worth of beer and candy bars from a convenience store was "deprived of water" and died in jail last summer due to profuse vomiting after checking into a hospital where she was then hauled off to jail over unpaid fines related to that 2011 ...
Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca Pleas Guilty, Top Elected Official Targeted for Prison Abuse Scandal

Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca Pleas Guilty, Top Elected Official Targeted for Prison Abuse Scandal

The US Attorney's office accepted a plea deal from former LASD head man Lee Baca, for lying to Federal investigators about his involvement in a prison abuse scandal, which has already claimed 18 prosecutions in Operation Pandora's Box. Baca served as the elected Sheriff of Los Angeles ...
Pentagon Releases Torture Prisoner Photos of Iraq/Afghan Wars, Withholding Thousands More

Pentagon Releases Torture Prisoner Photos of Iraq/Afghan Wars, Withholding Thousands More

It took more than a decade, but the federal government finally released nearly 200 photos depicting prisoner abuse by American soldiers during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photos were released Friday in response to an ACLU lawsuit filed in 2004 when George W. Bush was still p ...
Award-Winning Florida Sheriff Deputy Suspended for Turning up Heat, Locking Inmates in Van

Award-Winning Florida Sheriff Deputy Suspended for Turning up Heat, Locking Inmates in Van

An award-winning Florida sheriff's deputy was suspended for treating nearly a dozen inmates inhumanely while transporting them in a van last year. However, it was just over two years ago that St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy Johnny Hubbard received a departmental award along with sev ...
St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Covering Up for Cop Friend Who Beat Suspect

St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Covering Up for Cop Friend Who Beat Suspect

A St. Louis prosecutor covered-up for a St. Louis Metropolitan cop who brutally beat a handcuffed suspect and shoved a gun down his throat, chipping a tooth, resulting in the prosecutor's conviction. It's a rare federal criminal conviction of a prosecuting attorney; a charge of misrpr ...
Los Angeles to Pay $2.5 Million Settlement to Children of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in LAPD Custody

Los Angeles to Pay $2.5 Million Settlement to Children of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in LAPD Custody

Battling drug addiction and mental illness, Alesia Thomas dropped her two children off at a Los Angeles police station in July 2012, telling them to walk inside and ask for help because she was no longer able to support them. The two children, ages 12 and 3, wandered into the building ...