9-y-o pepper sprayed by police;man dies of CV19 in jail after arrest for stolen food; St.Louis inmates rebel; waiting for a gov.'s signature man dies of CV19; AL gov. signs $3B contract with CoreCivic
up in arms: Rochester police officers suspended after pepper spraying a 9-year-old girl. This is the same department that killed Daniel Prude while he was in a mental health crisis. New York Times (Jan. 31, 2021)
not important: Approved for parole but awaiting the governor’s signature, he died of COVID-19. The Appeal (Feb. 2, 2021)
not the only one: Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd with his knee, had a history of abuse. His survivors speak out. The Marshall Project (Feb. 2, 2021)
sick and tired: 115 inmates at a St. Louis jail protested COVID-19 conditions by setting fires, breaking windows and throwing chairs out of the building. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Feb. 7, 2021)
shots, shots, shots: Oregon judge orders state to immediately offer vaccines for COVID-19 to incarcerated people. OPB (Feb. 2, 2021)
privatized: Alabama Governor agrees to lease two prisons to CoreCivic in $3 billion plan. AP (Feb. 1, 2021)
hell hole: Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, one of the deadliest prisons is now detaining immigrant women. Prism (Feb. 2, 2021)
jails on the rise: Nearing pre-pandemic population levels, this is a summary of why state governments should release people. The Appeal (Feb. 1, 2021)
by the numbers: The police departments with the biggest racial disparities in killings and arrests. FiveThirtyEight (Feb. 4, 2021)
Top three for killings:
Top three for arrests:
San Francisco, California
trigger warning *sexual assault: Stop and frisk or sexual assault? One man stop and frisked over a 1,000x speaks. The Marshall Project (Feb. 4, 2021)
COVID-19 resources: State policy changes. News. Bureau of Prisons updates. State court changes. Prison holistic self care and protection.
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