Senior administration officials mulling ousting US prisons director

The Associated Press has reported that “Senior Biden administration officials have discussed whether to remove Michael Carvajal, the holdover director of the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons” as reported in the Washington Post. The Post article says that “there’s an indication that the bureau is shaking up its senior ranks following growing criticism of chronic mismanagement, …

DC Jail COVID measures called a “grave human rights abuse”

An article published in The Washington Post  noted that 1,500 people held at D.C. jail have been confined to cells 23 hours a day for a year. The article quotes DC Dept. of Corrections Director Quincy Booth referring to a a federal judge’s order in response to a class-action lawsuit brought by inmates last spring …

Judge Rules D.C. Jail Must Do More To Protect Inmates From The Coronavirus

As report by WAMU.ORG: A U.S. District judge on Thursday ordered changes at the D.C. Jail to protect inmates from the coronavirus. The ACLU of D.C. and the Public Defender Service had filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Corrections on behalf of the inmates.

DC DOC Corrections Officers Allege Being Exposed to COVID-10 at DC Jail

As reported by Cpl. Benjamin Olubasusi, who has been with DOC for 10 years and who has been a participant in the ReThink Justice DC Coalition, in a public press conference, said that officers at the D.C. jail are being exposed to COVID-19

Inmates Sue DC Dept. of Corrections Over Its Coronavirus Response

From The American Civil Liberties Union of DC and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia are suing the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) on behalf of the more than 1,600 people incarcerated in D.C.’s jails.