Tag Archives: Prison

July 09

Female inmates in California sterilized without approval

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 — At least 148 female inmates in California prisons were sterilized without proper authorization between 2006 and 2010, according to a report published yesterday by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The sterilizations occurring in the California Institution for Women in Corona and the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a […]

June 17

Private prison’s shocking treatment of mentally ill inmates sparks class action lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2013 – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF), alleging shocking human rights violations against mentally ill and special needs prisoners by the private, for-profit facility. Intended to provide safe […]