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Times Insider: An Inmate’s Death in Jail and a Journalist’s Search for Why

For the county prosecutor, the case was closed. But the story of why Lamekia Dockery died, and why no one was held accountable, begged to be told.

Times Insider: An Inmate’s Death in Jail and a Journalist’s Search for Why

For the county prosecutor, the case was closed. But the story of why Lamekia Dockery died, and why no one was held accountable, begged to be told.
‘It’s Cold as Hell’: Inside a Brooklyn Jail’s Weeklong Collapse

‘It’s Cold as Hell’: Inside a Brooklyn Jail’s Weeklong Collapse

Hundreds of inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn spent the coldest days of the year locked in cells, largely without heat and hot water. Power was restored after a week, on Feb. 3,
The Police Were Called for Help. They Arrested Her Instead.

The Police Were Called for Help. They Arrested Her Instead.

Naomi Bropho was imprisoned in 2017 for unpaid fines stemming from issues with her dog.
The Police Were Called for Help. They Arrested Her Instead.

The Police Were Called for Help. They Arrested Her Instead.

Naomi Bropho was imprisoned in 2017 for unpaid fines stemming from issues with her dog.
Mississippi Man’s Family Seeks Answers About His Beating Death in Jail

Mississippi Man’s Family Seeks Answers About His Beating Death in Jail

Betty Hill, mother of Harvey Hill, and Derek Sells, a family lawyer, during a news conference in Ridgeland, Miss., on Tuesday. Mr. Hill’s family is suing over his death in a detention center.
Mississippi Man’s Family Seeks Answers About His Beating Death in Jail

Mississippi Man’s Family Seeks Answers About His Beating Death in Jail

Betty Hill, mother of Harvey Hill, and Derek Sells, a family lawyer, during a news conference in Ridgeland, Miss., on Tuesday. Mr. Hill’s family is suing over his death in a detention center.
Where Prisoners Can Lock Their Cells, and Guards Are Told to Knock

Where Prisoners Can Lock Their Cells, and Guards Are Told to Knock

The policies at the Berwyn prison in Wrexham, Wales, are meant to improve confinement conditions and rehabilitation.

‘No One Feels Safe Here’: Life in Alabama’s Prisons

Four men inside diagnose a hellscape the Department of Justice called cruel and unusual.

‘No One Feels Safe Here’: Life in Alabama’s Prisons

Four men inside diagnose a hellscape the Department of Justice called cruel and unusual.
Jail Guards in New York City Performed Illegal Strip Searches on Women, Prosecutors Say

Jail Guards in New York City Performed Illegal Strip Searches on Women, Prosecutors Say

Six corrections officers charged with conducting illegal strip searches are shielded by fellow officers, union officials and friends as they leave Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday.
Arizona Prisons’ Ban on Book About Racism in Criminal Justice Draws Challenge

Arizona Prisons’ Ban on Book About Racism in Criminal Justice Draws Challenge

“Chokehold: Policing Black Men,” by Paul Butler, a law professor at Georgetown University and a former federal prosecutor.
Arizona Prisons’ Ban on Book About Racism in Criminal Justice Draws Challenge

Arizona Prisons’ Ban on Book About Racism in Criminal Justice Draws Challenge

State officials banned “Chokehold,” by Paul Butler, in March. Now the A.C.L.U. is defending the book, which calls for prison to be abolished.
Amid Deaths and Violations at Cleveland Jail, Ohio Governor Plans to Increase Oversight

Amid Deaths and Violations at Cleveland Jail, Ohio Governor Plans to Increase Oversight

Gov. Mike DeWine called for Ohio’s Bureau of Adult Detention to increase its staff to enable more frequent state inspections of local jails.
Amid Deaths and Violations at Cleveland Jail, Ohio Governor Plans to Increase Oversight

Amid Deaths and Violations at Cleveland Jail, Ohio Governor Plans to Increase Oversight

Gov. Mike DeWine called for Ohio’s Bureau of Adult Detention to increase its staff to enable more frequent state inspections of local jails.
Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty

Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty

Matthew Bowen, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had sent a text message referring to immigrants as “subhuman” and “murdering savages,” according to court documents.
Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty

Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty

Matthew Bowen, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had sent a text message referring to immigrants as “subhuman” and “murdering savages,” according to court documents.
Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide at a Manhattan jail has led to reassignments for top prison officials, and now federal grand jury subpoenas for jail employees.
Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide at a Manhattan jail has led to reassignments for top prison officials, and now federal grand jury subpoenas for jail employees.