Why Devil’s Island Is the World’s Toughest Prison

Why Devil’s Island Is the World’s Toughest Prison

You’ve just been told you’re going to spend the next five years of your life incarcerated, and your sentence will be served at a penal colony called “Devil’s Island.” Hmm, you think, that’s not the best-sounding name. But then you remember deviled eggs are mighty tasty and your mom used to call you a “little

Asm Kamlager’s request to audit three county sheriffs’ departments is approved by JL Audit Committee

Asm Kamlager’s request to audit three county sheriffs’ departments is approved by JL Audit Committee

Since the passage of prison alignment legislation in 2011, California has sent more than eight billion dollars to counties to cover the cost of moving incarcerated people from prisons to jails. The state has more than 110 long-term jail facilities and departments are now responsible for populations that are larger and far more diverse. Conditions

Detainees in Panama prisons use architecture to build better lives | ICRC

Detainees in Panama prisons use architecture to build better lives | ICRC

There was only one small window on the wall, and we would go near it to breathe the air coming in.It was very hot and overcrowded.Water was in short supply.We all washed ourselves there, it was a mess. Rice was tossed in, food was tossed in, the tanks broke.This is our reality, this is what