Prisons

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A report released by human rights groups in Pennsylvania on Tuesday questions whether cancer rates and other serious health ailments among inmates at a maximum security state prison are connected to an adjacent coal waste dump. If so, the breach of environmental justice could necessitate shutting down the prison, they say. The State Correctional...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Young inmates at Rikers Island prison in New York City have their civil rights...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, completed in 2010. (Photo: CA Dept of Corrections)
Arizona's execution last week of death row prisoner Joseph Wood garnered...

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