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Lawmaker raises specter of federal takeover of Tennessee prison system

Lawmakers blasted the Department of Correction Monday for making a weak response to a 2020 audit, with one legislator questioning whether the federal courts need to take over Tennessee’s prison system again. Prison system officials contended they had solved nearly every problem raised by the Comptroller’s Office two years ago, but they presented few details […] The post Lawmaker raises specter of federal takeover of Tennessee prison system appeared first on Tennessee Lookout.
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Ailing American Woman Sarah Krivanek Receives First Visit at Russian Prison in 9 Months: 'Crisis Situation'

A prisoner's rights activist in Russia tells PEOPLE that Krivanek, who's being held in a remote penal colony, shows signs of failing health as allies fight for her wellbeing Sarah Krivanek's wellbeing remains a concern for activists and loved ones, heightened after an official saw the American woman's condition in person for the first time since she was imprisoned in Russia. Natalia Filimonova, a prisoner's rights activist working for nonprofit organization Russia Behind Bars, organized a visit from the state-run Prisoner Monitoring Service recently. She tells PEOPLE that...
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Federal court panel declares California ban on private prisons unconstitutional

(The Center Square) – State officials are weighing options after the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court affirmed California's ban on private, for-profit prisons and immigration detention facilities is unconstitutional, finding that the law would "override the federal government's decision" to utilize private contractors to run immigration detention facilities. The en...
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Organizations are asking government officials to not reopen private prison

LAKE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- More than 50 organizations across Michigan and the country have written an open letter asking government officials, including the president, not to re-open a Lake County private prison once it closes at the end of this month. The North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin is...
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50+ groups urge Biden, Whitmer to prevent Baldwin prison from becoming ICE detention center

Following a bid from two GOP Michigan congressmen to turn a soon-to-be shuttered immigration prison in Baldwin into an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center, a coalition of 53 advocacy groups from Michigan and beyond are asking President Joe Biden, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other leaders to keep it closed. The North Lake […] The post 50+ groups urge Biden, Whitmer to prevent Baldwin prison from becoming ICE detention center appeared first on Michigan Advance.
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