Woodfox spent 43 years in solitary confinement due to a wrongful conviction.
People inside prisons report that infections are ongoing even though precautions and testing have fallen by the wayside.
The lawsuit was filed by women who were subjected to humiliating strip searches as part of a staff training exercise.
The first case of monkeypox behind bars was reported in Chicago this week. Jails could accelerate the disease’s spread.
This summer is among the hottest on record, but many people in U.S. prisons can’t access even basic ways to cool down.
Ten Florida men with felony convictions have been charged with voter fraud, but critics say the punishments are unfair.
The lightly regulated military-to-police weapons pipeline is estimated to be worth $20 billion.
Sex workers have been failed by electoral politics. Many are turning to harm reduction and mutual aid instead.
“The Box” shows the humanity of the people being subjected to solitary, says playwright Sarah Shourd.
The criminal legal system in the United States forces survivors to choose between their freedom and their lives.