Prison deaths

Cordedra Scott holds a picture of her brother,  Jerrod Pridget that she took when he was in the hospital after being beaten.  A recent string of homicides in state prisons has left families rattled and angry about the conditions that led to their loved ones' deaths, but state officials say they have made large improvements in prison safety in recent years.

( Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun / April 5, 2013 )

Cordedra Scott holds a picture of her brother, Jerrod Pridget that she took when he was in the hospital after being beaten. A recent string of homicides in state prisons has left families rattled and angry about the conditions that led to their loved ones' deaths, but state officials say they have made large improvements in prison safety in recent years.

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