• dc jail Jun 16

    DC Jail Inmate Elected to ANC Ward 7 Seat

    A D.C. Jail inmate has been elected to a government position. Joel Caston is a new Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Ward 7. He was one of five inmates in the jail who ran for the position. “We all wrote down our ideas, our platform, what we were campaigning for,” Caston said. Caston will represent the residents of the jail in…

  • dc jail Jun 10

    Insurrection Cases Raise Profile and Concerns About DC Jail

    Several of the U.S. Capitol riot defendants in the Southeast D.C. jail complex filed formal motions seeking release, alleging a range of problems from physical assault to poor medical care to isolation and “languishing.”

  • dc jail Jun 10

    Capitol Riot Defendants Raise Concerns About DC Jail

    D.C.’s aging jail is becoming a focal point and a source of concern for some of the people charged in the U.S. Capitol insurrection cases. Scott MacFarlane and the News4 I-Team discovered the jail is being referenced in a growing number of legal challenges filed by the defendants.

  • dc jail Oct 21, 2020

    DC Jail Working to Register Inmates to Vote

    For the first time, incarcerated felons are eligible to vote in District races after the D.C. Council passed a new law this summer. Last week, the News4 I-Team reported challenges with getting federal inmates registered for this year’s election. Scott MacFarlane shows how the D.C. Jail is helping local inmates there prepare to cast ballots from behind...

  • dc jail Oct 20, 2020

    DC Jail Registers Hundreds of Inmates to Vote

    Voter enthusiasm has new meaning when it comes to Joel Caston. At 44 years old, Caston is voting in his very first election.  “You feel like a kid on Christmas Day and you unwrap the gift and now you’re eager to know what’s inside,” Caston said, describing the moment he opened his by-mail ballot.   Caston is one of at...

Contact Us