criminal justice


Opinion: We studied jail conditions and jail deaths − here’s what we found

BY: - November 14, 2023

The family of Samuel Lawrence, one of 10 people to die in Georgia’s Fulton County Jail in 2023, is fighting for answers and accountability. “I got to think about him every day of my life and I don’t know when the pain stops,” Lawrence’s father, Frank Richardson, told a local TV station in October 2023. […]

Culture change at Oklahoma corrections department aims to give inmates a voice

BY: - October 30, 2023

LEXINGTON — At the end of a recent inmate council meeting at a state prison, Jacob Watson was eager to talk about how encouraged he felt after seeing the Department of Corrections director on local TV news the night before. Director Steven Harpe was on screen defending his decision to fire some prison leaders and […]