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Angry Judge Berates Jail Over Woman's Court Attire

But jail in Louisville pushes back over criticism

(Newser) - An otherwise routine court appearance became anything but when an angry judge in Louisville, Kentucky, interrupted the proceedings to call the jail from the bench about a female inmate's lack of pants. “What the hell is going on?” says District Court Judge Amber Wolf. “I’m holding... More »

Youngest Woman on US Death Row Calls It 'Life Row'

Emilia Carr and fellow inmate Tiffany Cole don't believe they'll ever be executed

(Newser) - One out of every 25 inmates on death row is innocent, according to PNAS —and Emilia Carr and Tiffany Cole say they're in that demographic. That's not the only thing they have in common: They're both among the youngest women on death row in the US... More »

Woman Assaulted After Man Placed in Same Cell

South Carolina detention center suspends 2 officers for blunder

(Newser) - Two prison officers in South Carolina have been suspended with pay for a mistake that led to a female inmate being sexually assaulted. The officers placed a male inmate whose cell was being cleaned in a holding cell without noticing that a female inmate was already in there, asleep with... More »

Do We Really Need to Chain Inmates Giving Birth?

Maybe the Cook County settlement will change things: Sadhbh Walshe

(Newser) - Chicago's Cook County Jail last month paid $4.1 million to settle a lawsuit by female inmates who say they were shackled when giving birth. Really, America? writes Sadhbh Walshe in the Guardian . "The practices of making pregnant women wear belly chains and of shackling their hands and... More »

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