Lawsuit Results in Better Visitation Policies in Philadelphia Federal Detention Center

By Christopher Zoukis The Federal Detention Center (FDC) in downtown Philadelphia on April 30 changed its policies on who can visit inmates being held there while awaiting trial or sentencing. Since July 2016, the facility had refused to allow those those inmates to receive visits from anyone who is not an immediate member of their […]

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Florida County’s Controversial Program Makes Inmates Monitor Other Inmates

By Christopher Zoukis In Florida’s Volusia County, the local jail has an unusual, and in the opinion of some observers, ill-advised program for monitoring inmates thought to be at risk of suicide or going through drug detoxification. Its inmate observation program (informally known as the “INOB”) assigns other inmates to the duty of monitoring those […]

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