“Expansion is inherently at odds with a commitment to reframing how we think about and respond to so-called ‘crime,’ which is at the heart of what will make diversion effective in the long run.”
As prisons across the country make national headlines for privatization and bad service, Xpress investigates food service at both the county jail and state prison facilities..
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is the target of a wrongful-death suit concerning the July 2004 death of Marvis Gail Davidson in the Buncombe County Detention Facility. Bobby Medford, since convicted on federal corruption charges, was sheriff then. Under fire: Allegations of a wrongful death in 2004 at the Buncombe County Detention Facility are behind […]
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has been sued in a wrongful-death suit relating to the July 2004 death of Marvis Gail Davidson in the Buncombe County Detention Facility.
In this lawsuit, Sheriff Van Duncan is sued (in his official capacity) for the wrongful death of Marvis Gail Davidson, who died on July 8, 2004, in the Buncombe County Detention Facility. The lawsuit alleges that despite it being well-known that Davidson had diabetes, she was not given medical care and died in agonizing pain. […]
photo by Jodi Ford Outgrown and overloaded: The Buncombe County Detention Center, completed in 1996, regularly confines 400 prisoners in a facility designed to hold 356 inmates. When Carlos Payne was released from the Buncombe County Detention Center in August 2001, he was immediately charged with violating probation. (Under the terms of a plea bargain, […]