Detroit Bail Project aims to disrupt the process of cash bail and incarceration
July 9, 2019
Asia Johnson calls herself a "bail disruptor." It's a title she's proud of. In her work with The Bail Project, a national nonprofit working toward ending mass incarceration, Johnson has helped a lot of people who have not been convicted of a crime to get released from Wayne County's jails.
AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides
June 18, 2019
The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded.
I have to get out of here! she screamed.
Long lockdown hours affect both inmates and officers at Winnebago County Jail
February 22, 2019
A state inspection has found that the Winnebago County Jail is understaffed. As a result, inmates often spend long hours on lockdown, something inmates contend can make mental health issues worse and is inhumane treatment for people awaiting trial.
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Winnebago County Jail inmate’s suicide
January 15, 2019
ROCKFORD — Family members of a Rockford man who died after hanging himself in the Winnebago County Jail last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit contending he wouldn’t have died if the jail staff had checked him properly.