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    Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.) runs investigative series on the pervasive physical abuse of prisoners at the Cabell County Jail that required extensive hospitalizations and the great expense to taxpayers for medical bills.
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    Texas Monthly in-depth article argues Texas prisons must be returned to disciplinary code courts recently said were cruel; new discipline code has made the prisons more dangerous, quadrupled costs and made it more difficult to control prisoners.
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    Esquire prints Bernard Farbar's first person account of his lonely life in prison; Farbar was part of the New York literary world until he was convicted of smuggling hashish into the United States.
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    Commercial Appeal investigation of a prison patronage officer reveals numerous instances of questionable practices and focuses on procedures at the prison farm.
  • Escaped convict turned New York shelter worker

    New York Magazine looks at the complex case of a man convicted of murders and rapes in Indiana who escaped from prison and became a respected worker at a New York shelter; he was eventually recaptured but still maintains he's innocent of the charges against him.
  • Flammable mattresses used in NY prisons

    Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal says polyurethane mattresses, which burn quickly and emit toxic fumes, are used in New York prisons and other state institutions.
  • Oklahoma prison system paints picture of waste, failure

    Tulsa Tribune overview of Oklahoma prison system paints picture of waste, failure.
  • How county central jail is overcrowded even at the court-ordered cap of 750 prisoners

    San Diego Union explains how county central jail is overcrowded even at the court-ordered cap of 750 prisoners; series tells of jail's run-down condition and tells how misdemeanor bookings are banned and sentences reduced when jail is full.
  • California's prison workers complaining of low pay, bad treatment

    Labor Pulse finds California's prison workers complaining of low pay, bad treatment.
  • A portrait of a state mental hospital/prison

    Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) gives a portrait of the prisoners and staff at a state mental hospital/prison and examines the impact the facility has on the neighborhood where it is located.