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Lawmakers call for probe into deadly federal prison

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Following a Marshall Project/NPR report detailing violence and abuse at the newest federal penitentiary, three members of Congress asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate

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How the newest federal prison became one of the deadliest

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Federal prisoners said to be the most dangerous are sent to a special unit at an Illinois penitentiary. NPR and The Marshall Project have uncovered violence, abuse and a string of inmate deaths there.

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Five things to know about one of the deadliest federal prisons

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Federal prisoners said to be the most dangerous are sent to a special unit at a prison in Illinois. NPR and the Marshall Project uncovered violence, abuse and deaths there. Here are five takeaways.

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When A Prisoner Returns Home With A Brain Injury, Freedom Isn't So Free

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Chuck Coma was one of the thousands of people assaulted in federal prisons each year. His cellmate nearly killed him. But it's now up to his family to take care of him.

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Solitary Confinement Methods Often Lead To Violence At Lewisburg Prison

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., is one of the toughest, most violent prisons in America, where inmate-on-inmate assaults are common — and sometimes deadly.

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Inside Lewisburg Prison: A Choice Between A Violent Cellmate Or Shackles

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

At one of the toughest prisons in America, doubling up inmates in cells designed for solitary confinement can lead to violence, and for some who refuse a cellmate, handcuffs and chains.

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Doubling Up Prisoners In 'Solitary' Creates Deadly Consequences

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Imagine living in a cell smaller than a parking space or a king-size mattress. Now add a roommate. The result for some inmates forced to live together in solitary can be murder.

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