March 6, 2011

Julienne Hing for Colorlines reports on the arrest of seven Georgia prison guards for brutal beating of Terrance Dean in Macon State Prison. The seven guards arrested include Christopher Hall, Ronald Lach, Derrick Wimbrush, Willie Redden, Darren Douglas Griffin, Kerry...

August 22, 2010

From the Chronicle:

“An inmate at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin died after he charged at Alameda County sheriff’s deputies and was subdued with the help of Taser shock weapons, authorities said Thursday.

Martin Harrison, 50, of Oakland died at a hospital early Wednesday, two...

May 13, 2010

From the Sacramento Bee here and here:

“A Bee investigation into the behavior units, including signed affidavits, conversations and correspondence with 18 inmates, has uncovered evidence of racism and cruelty at the High Desert facility. Inmates described hours-long str...

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