A National Geographic documentary explains how convicts extort inmates in a variety of ways. In exchange for protection, inmates must offer cash, goods or sexual services.
It is important to understand that while violent crimes, including rape, murder, and assaults is a common occurrence in jails and prisons, prisoners do have certain rights that allow them to seek civil justice against guards and corrections officers that encourage or instigate or abuse and violence by convicts or inmates. They can also be held responsible for "turning the other way" and allowing violence, or when they commit violent acts against prisoners themselves.Read the rest of this entry »
Video Title: Police Brutality in California, 03/18/2010Viewer Caution: Violence.
This police brutality news video shows a Sacramento, California man, John Compagne, handcuffed and in custody in January 2009. A police officer in a holding cell slams his head into the wall knocking him unconscious. After reviewing the video, Sheriff John McGinness agreed that excessive force was used but defends the officer (who was disciplined) stating "there was never any intent to hurt Compagne," and argued that the "suspect provoked the response," calling the incident "unacceptable, but explainable."Read the rest of this entry »
Police Brutality and Abuse Videos: Teen Girl Beaten by Police
Video Title: Police Brutality 15 Yr. Old Girl Beaten in Jail
Caution: Language and Graphic and Disturbing Beating.
A disturbing video that graphically shows Seattle, WA police beating a 15-year-old girl accused of joyriding. The clip also contains an interview by Julie Chen, of CBS' "The Early Show, with the teen, Malika Calhoun. Calhoun reportedly was "lippy" and called the sheriff "fat pig." The handcuffed girl kicks a shoe off in the direction of the sheriffs which appears to incite the beating. Video Title: Police Brutality 15 Yr. Old Girl Beaten in JailRead the rest of this entry »