Legislature’s prison committee to seek facts on report of inmate beatings, abuse

Mike Cason AL.com MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The chairman of the Alabama Legislature’s prison committee has called a meeting for Aug. 27 to discuss allegations of prisoner abuse in a report released Tuesday by the Equal Justice Initiative. The EJI, which… Continue Reading

Thanks to For-Profit Prisons, Louisiana Has Triple the Incarceration Rate of Iran

allgov.com Crime is down in Louisiana, but the state still holds the ignominious title of “the world’s prison capital.” An exposé by the New Orleans Times-Picayune found that Louisiana incarcerates more people per capita than any other state or country… Continue Reading