Keri Blakinger

reporter for the LA Times and the author of “Corrections In Ink”

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons announced this week that it will close the women’s prison in Dublin, California — where prison staff have reportedly assaulted inmates.

NorCal women’s prison is shutting down due to sex abuse claims

The Federal Bureau of Prisons announced this week that it will close the women’s prison in Dublin, California — where prison staff have reportedly assaulted inmates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA Times received a thumbnail drive smuggled out of LA Men's Central Jail, containing videos showing stabbings, fist fights, suicide attempts, and graphic incidents.

Surveillance videos from LA County Jails show inhumane treatment

The LA Times received a thumbnail drive smuggled out of LA Men's Central Jail, containing videos showing stabbings, fist fights, suicide attempts, and graphic incidents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis withdrew a motion on Monday that would’ve declared LA County jails a “humanitarian crisis.”

LA County supervisor withdraws plan to ‘depopulate’ county jails

LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis withdrew a motion on Monday that would’ve declared LA County jails a “humanitarian crisis.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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