The facility is dangerously overcrowded. Inmates are subjected to humiliating treatment, including beatings that have been recorded on video. And local officials are constantly battling with judges and federal investigators over the pace of reform. It is a microcosm of America’s debate over the state of corrections.
A letter from The Marshall Project to Pope Francis: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/09/21/a-letter-to-pope-francis