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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)

brawl: Last week, AL prison activist Kinetik Justice was beaten and sent to the hospital. The state announced the mandatory use of body cameras in response to outcry. Democracy Now (Feb. 5, 2021)

by the numbers: The police departments with the biggest racial disparities in killings and arrests. FiveThirtyEight (Feb. 4, 2021)

Top three for killings:

  1. Chicago, Illinois

  2. Boston, Massachusetts

  3. Washington, D.C.

Top three for arrests:

  1. Washington, D.C.

  2. Seattle, Washington

  3. 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 changesNewsBureau of Prisons updatesState court changesPrison holistic self care and protection.

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