Deaths, Lawsuits Plague San Diego County Jail
by Gary Hunter
Sixty prisoners died in San Diego County, California’s jail system over the past five years, but the facts surrounding those deaths sometimes remained a mystery as prisoners’ families waited for years and still received few answers. In some cases, the ...
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- “Deep-Seated Culture of Violence” and Abysmal Medical Care at Rikers Island, by Gary Hunter
- New Mexico Jail Pays $500,000 for Prisoner’s Death, by Derek Gilna
- News in Brief
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- Whether Private Actors Entitled to Qualified Immunity Bypassed Due to Factual Dispute
- Error for Florida Court to Find Action Moot Before Ruling on Motion to Supplement, by David Reutter
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- Brits Alarmed to Learn Prisoners Work as Insurance Telemarketers, by Joe Watson
- Arizona Department of Corrections Adopts Same-Sex Marriage Policy, by Michael Brodheim
- Ninth Circuit: “Brutal” Cavity Search Violated Fourth Amendment, by Mark Wilson
- Florida Home Confinement Program Criticized After Witness’ Murder
- Ten Law Enforcement Groups Among Worst Charities in America, by Joe Watson
- Strip Searches of Female Visitors on Their Menstrual Period Addressed at CCA Shareholder Meeting
- Peer-Review Reports Must be Disclosed in Philadelphia Jail Conditions Suit, by David Reutter
- California Prison Officials Ordered to Provide Qualified Sign Language Interpreters for All Deaf Prisoners, by Michael Brodheim
- Settlement Moots Appeal of Claims Denied by Summary Judgment, by David Reutter
- $1.35 Million Total Settlement for South Carolina Detainee Beaten by Jail Guard, by David Reutter
- Texas Prisoners Face Annual Shortage of Hygiene Items in Prison Commissaries, by Matthew Clarke
- Alabama DOC Agrees to Protect Women Prisoners from Systemic Sexual Abuse, Harassment, by David Reutter
- Harris County, Texas Jail Prisoner’s Death Results in Firings, Lawsuits
- Companies Pitch Tablets for Prisoners to Maintain Family Ties, Aid in Reentry ... and Generate Profit, by Derek Gilna
- Private Prison Corporation GEO Group Expands its Stable of Former Top Federal Officials, by Darwin Bond-Graham
- Georgia’s Privatized Probation Statute Facially Constitutional, but Problems with Administration, by David Reutter
- New Jersey County Seeks New Jail Phone Contract, Increases Commission Rate, by Derek Gilna
- Deaths, Lawsuits Plague San Diego County Jail, by Gary Hunter
- Chicago Systematically Denies Medical Care to Detainees; $1 Million Verdict, by David Reutter
- Successful Defense of Consent Decree Merits Award of Untimely Attorney Fees, by David Reutter
- Supreme Court Holds Equitable Tolling Excuses Missed Federal Tort Claim Filing Deadlines, by Derek Gilna
- $400,000 Settlement in Suit Over Minnesota Prisoner’s Death Due to Medical Neglect, by Matthew Clarke
- Supreme Court Holds Juror’s Alleged Lies During Voir Dire Not Grounds for New Trial, by Derek Gilna
- 32 Deaths at CCA-operated Immigration Detention Facilities Include at Least 7 Suicides, by Alex Friedmann
- $6.2 Million Settlement Reached in D.C. Jail Strip Search, Overdetention Suit, by Derek Gilna
- GEO Group’s Gulags Grasping for Green Approval, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- Behind Bars and in Danger?, by Dana Difilippo
- Explosion at Florida Jail Kills Two Prisoners as Officials Negotiate Reforms for Unconstitutional Conditions, by David Reutter
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More from Gary Hunter:
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- Denver Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Ignoring and Instigating Prisoner Attacks, April 5, 2017
- California Health Care Facility Found Deficient and Unconstitutional, March 29, 2017
- Seventh Circuit: Jailhouse Lawyer’s Help No Reason to Deny Appointment of Counsel, Oct. 3, 2016
- Illinois: Exonerated Prisoner Calls $80,000 Award a Travesty, Retrial Ordered, Oct. 3, 2016
- Destined to Fail: the Negative Effect of Collateral Consequence Laws, Aug. 10, 2016
- Federal Guard Has Sex with Coworkers and Impregnated by Prisoner, Aug. 10, 2016
- Negligence not Grounds for Prosecution in Deaths of Wisconsin Prisoners, Aug. 5, 2016
- New York Based Ex-Offender Assistance Program Sues Landlord for Discrimination, Aug. 4, 2016
- Human Rights Report Reveals Inequities in U.S. Sentencing Practices, Aug. 3, 2016
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- Mississippi: Former Jailer Acquitted of Criminal Charges in Prisoner’s Death, Nov. 7, 2018. Guard Misconduct, Criminal Prosecution, Failure to Protect (General), Guard Brutality/Beatings, Suicides.
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- New Mexico Prisoners Suffer and Die Under Privatized Health Care, Nov. 6, 2018. Wexford Health Services, Corizon, Centurion, Systemic Medical Neglect, Private Contractors, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- $7,500 Settlement in Pennsylvania Prisoner’s Suicide, Nov. 6, 2018. Settlements, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Suicides, Failure to Protect (Juveniles).
- $7 Million Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner’s Suicide at Private Prison, Nov. 6, 2018. GEO Group/Wackenhut, Settlements, Failure to Protect (Wrongful Death), Suicides.
- CCS Seeks to Hide Internal Review in Jail Detainee’s Death; $180,000 Settlement, Nov. 6, 2018. Correct Care Solutions, Medication, Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Private Contractors, Settlements, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- Washington: Jail Detainee Obtains $1 Million Settlement for Spinal Injury, Nov. 6, 2018. Skeletal Injury, Failure to Treat, Settlements, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- On the Inside: The Chaos of Arizona Prison Health Care, Nov. 6, 2018. Corizon, Systemic Medical Neglect, Private Contractors, Misdiagnosis, Failure to Treat, Malpractice, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.