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Prosecutors Will Not Bring Charges Over Death of Black Inmate Samuel Harrell in N.Y.

Prosecutors Will Not Bring Charges Over Death of Black Inmate in N.Y.

Samuel Harrell died because he was handcuffed, punched, kicked and stomped by guards, according to his widow, including by officers belonging to a group that inmates called the “Beat Up Squad.”

New York Mayor Says Violence-Torn Jail Complex to Close

New York Mayor Says Violence-Torn Jail Complex to Close

The decision follows a 9 percent drop in the city's overall crime rate over three years, and an even larger drop in the inmate population.

Massive Maryland Prison Corruption Case Highlights National Issue

Massive Maryland Prison Corruption Case Highlights National Issue

Staff shortages at prisons due to low pay and dangerous work conditions perpetuate this cycle in Maryland and other states, officials say.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Police to Racially Profile, says Justice Sotomayor

The justice called it "no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny."

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Ask the White Guy: Why Is Trayvon a White-on-Black Crime?

A reader asks why this tragedy is considered racial injustice. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti responds.