Criminal Justice

Kentucky Adding Prison Space to Relieve Inmate Overcrowding

This article was originally published by the Ohio Valley ReSource.  Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced that an empty, privately-owned prison in Wheelwright, Kentucky, will soon hold 650-medium security inmates. Bevin said re-opening the prison will save millions of dollars in construction costs and help alleviate jail overcrowding largely driven by […]

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W.Va. Man Who Confessed to 2016 Shooting of Black Teen Found Dead in Kentucky Jail

William Pulliam, the man who shot and killed 15-year-old African American James Means in Charleston back in November 2016, has died of an apparent suicide. Kanawha County Prosecutors alerted James Means’ mother Thursday that William Pulliam had hung himself while in custody at Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky. […]

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What Happens When Judges Police Themselves in Secret? Not Much

Ethics complaints against South Carolina’s circuit judges are buried in an opaque system that shields the accused. This article was produced in partnership with The Post and Courier, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Over the past two decades, more than 1,000 ethics complaints have been lodged […]

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