Federal Prisons Criticized by DOJ Inspector General on Women’s Treatment

By Christopher Zoukis Appearing at a November 28 hearing of the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee looking into failings of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), particularly the agency’s treatment of its female inmates, the agency’s acting director Hugh Hurwitz accepted strong criticism delivered in September via a report from theDepartment of […]

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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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