BOP Shares Its (Very Low) Numbers on “Compassionate Release”

By Christopher Zoukis Midway through the second Obama term, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and some other government agencies began to show greater interest in “compassionate release” — systematically reducing sentences of federal inmates with “extraordinary and compelling” reasons, such as advanced age, debilitating or terminal illness — for […]

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Do More Deaths at Virginia Women’s Prison Show Inadequate Care Persists?

By Christopher Zoukis Located northwest of Richmond, the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (FCCW) is Virginia’s largest prison for women, with a large on-site medical facility. There’s been a long-running controversy about the quality of health care inmates receive there. In July 2012, five Fluvanna inmates filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Virginia Department […]

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