Charlotte: Vigil Held for Karon Golightly, Found Dead in Mecklenberg County Jail

By Dontay Stevenson On June 27, family members and activists with Feed The Movement CLT held a vigil for 20 year-old Karon Golightly, who died on May 14 under mysterious circumstances in Mecklenburg County Jail while awaiting trial. The vigil was held outside of the jail where Golightly spent the last year of his life. The vigil began with a speech written by Golightly’s mother, … Continue reading Charlotte: Vigil Held for Karon Golightly, Found Dead in Mecklenberg County Jail

Charlotte: County Jail Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

Cover Photo: Booking photo for Mecklenberg County Jail Detention Officer Kyle Harris By Sarah Ahmed On Monday, June 7, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Kyle Harris, a detention officer with the Mecklenburg County Jail, for repeatedly sexually assaulting Heaven Gilliland, a transgender woman inmate, last month. Since May, the same jail has seen two deaths of inmates in their custody and is facing increased denunciations and protests … Continue reading Charlotte: County Jail Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Set Fire in Protest of Lack of Medical Care

By Blake Garrison On April 23, inmates in the solitary confinement unit at Allegheny County Jail (ACJ), notorious for its inhumane conditions, started multiple fires in protest of lack of medical care and the withholding of inmates’ medications. Representatives of the county and the jail tried to sweep the political nature of the act under the rug, leaving out the inmates’ grievances in public confirmations … Continue reading Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Set Fire in Protest of Lack of Medical Care

St. Louis: ‘We Want Court Dates!’ Inmates at City Justice Center Rebel Once Again

Photo credit: Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP By Ed Dalton Two months after a fierce uprising broke out at the St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC), inmates have once again revolted against the inhuman conditions and sluggish legal proceedings that have kept inmates languishing in state custody without court dates. Inmates have continued to press their grievances, including the gross mishandling of health protocols … Continue reading St. Louis: ‘We Want Court Dates!’ Inmates at City Justice Center Rebel Once Again