Latest Prison demographics News

In under-vaccinated Bosnia, inmate population stands out

Dec. 29, 2021 09:23 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's rate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the lowest in Europe, but one population in the Balkan country has bucked the national trend: its prison inmates. Over 80% of the 2,000 men and women serving sentences in Bosnia’s...

Louisiana hires female warden to lead flooded women's prison

Dec. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Corrections has named a female warden to lead the state women's prison. The Advocate reports that Kristen Thomas was promoted to head the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, whose inmates have been displaced...

'Prison gerrymandering' endures in Nevada, despite law

Oct. 30, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Incomplete demographic information that Nevada prison officials provided lawmakers preparing to redraw the state's political maps is prompting questions and frustration two years after the Legislature passed a law to count incarcerated residents in their home...