$1.56 Million Settlement for Texas Jail Death Due to Drug Withdrawal
by Matt Clarke
One day before a trial was scheduled to begin in a Texas federal district court, Gregg County officials agreed to settle a case involving the death of a prisoner who was denied the prescription medications ...
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More from this issue:
- $1.56 Million Settlement for Texas Jail Death Due to Drug Withdrawal, by Matthew Clarke
- Pharmacist Associations Take Stand Against Death Penalty, by Greg Dober
- Crime Labs Still in Crisis, by Matthew Clarke
- The Spread of Electronic Monitoring: No Quick Fix for Mass Incarceration, by James Kilgore
- News in Brief
- Maine Jail Raises Pigs to Feed Prisoners, Expands Organic Farm
- Third Circuit: Lack of Training for Jail Guards Bars Summary Judgment; $150,000 Settlement, by Mark Wilson
- Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds One-Hour Law Library Access, by Mark Wilson
- New York: Companies Settle Claims for Discriminating against Ex-Felons, by Gary Hunter
- California Supreme Court Restricts Life Without Parole Sentences for Juveniles
- Deferred Sentence Completion Automatically Restores Civil Rights in New Mexico, by Mark Wilson
- Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Suit; $26,875 Settlement on Remand, by Lonnie Burton
- Dismissal of Challenge to Texas City’s Sex Offender Restrictions Reversed, by Matthew Clarke
- Oregon Courts Must Give Notice before Amending Judgment, by Mark Wilson
- Civilly Committed Sex Offenders Increasingly Released in Wisconsin, by Matthew Clarke
- Lawsuit Over Suicide of Oregon Prisoner Settles for $100,000, by Mark Wilson
- Reading Death Row Prisoner’s Legal Mail States Sixth Amendment Claim, by David Reutter
- Third Circuit: No Supervisory Qualified Immunity for Prisoner Suicide, by Mark Wilson
- $345,000 Settlement in Michigan Detainee’s Suicide, by David Reutter
- Book Review: Abolishing the Broken U.S. Juvenile Justice System, by Hannah K. Gold
- San Antonio, Texas Leads the State in Jail Suicides, by Matthew Clarke
- Dismissal of Wrongfully Convicted Prisoner’s Fabricated Evidence Claims Upheld on Appeal, by David Reutter
- New York Settles Wrongful Conviction Claim for $2.7 Million, by Michael Brodheim
- Tasering Detainee as Corporal Inducement Violates Eighth Amendment, by David Reutter
- Video Shows Tulsa Jail Prisoner Subjected to “Horrific” Treatment Prior to Death
- Fifth Circuit Dismisses Female Immigration Detainees’ Sexual Assault Claims, by Matthew Clarke
- Overdose, Taser and Restraint Chair Combine to Kill Washington Prisoner
- $12,500 Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner Denied Medication, by David Reutter
- Report Highlights Health Concerns Related to Coal Ash Dump at Pennsylvania Prison, by David Reutter
- Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, by Maya Schenwar, by Gary Hunter
- Doctor of Death: Former Jail Physician Leaves Trail of Prisoner Deaths, Injuries, by Matthew Clarke
- Oregon Prison Guard Union Sues Mentally Ill Prisoners
- Second Circuit: Requiring Pretrial Detainees to Perform Forced Labor Unconstitutional; $15,000 Settlement on Remand, by Matthew Clarke
- Washington Enacts Wrongful Conviction Compensation Law; County Reneges on $10.5 Million Settlement with Exonerated Prisoners
- Second Circuit Affirms Muslim Prisoner’s Right Not to Drink Water during Ramadan, by Lonnie Burton
- New York Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Rikers Island Wrongful Death Suit, by David Reutter
- Unauthorized Oregon “Offense Surcharges” Reversed, by Mark Wilson
- Oregon: State Must Prove Defendant’s Ability to Pay Attorney Fees, by Mark Wilson
- Sixteen Maryland Prison Guards Sentenced for Severely Beating Prisoner
- Forty Defendants, Including 24 Guards, Convicted in Widespread Corruption Scandal at Baltimore City Jail, by Christopher Zoukis
- Maryland Cannot Compel Retroactive Sex Offender Registration
- Unexhausted Oregon Parole Claims Not Cognizable, by Mark Wilson
- Philadelphia Traffic Court Abolished; Seven Judges Convicted
- California Prisoner’s Conviction for Smuggling Tobacco Overturned, by Lonnie Burton
- Tenth Circuit Misses Chance to Limit Long-Term Solitary Confinement, by Derek Gilna
- Tennessee County Not Required to Pay for Medical Costs after Prisoner’s Release, by David Reutter
- From the Editor, by Paul Wright
- Lost and Improperly Destroyed Evidence Thwarts Post-Conviction DNA Testing, by Matthew Clarke
More from Matthew Clarke:
- $375,000 Settlement for Ohio Woman Pepper Sprayed in Jail's Restraint Chair, Jan. 16, 2018
- Fifth Circuit Upholds Sanctions Against GEO Group Attorneys for Discovery Abuse, Jan. 8, 2018
- $15,000 Settlement in New Mexico Jail Rape Case Based on Polygraph Results, Jan. 8, 2018
- Lawsuit Claims CoreCivic Allowed Corruption and Gangs to Flourish at Oklahoma Prison, Jan. 8, 2018
- “Jenny’s Law” Passed after Texas Prosecutor Jails Rape Victim; District Attorney Voted Out, Jan. 8, 2018
- $500,000 Settles Illinois Jail Suicide Suit, Jan. 8, 2018
- $150,000 Settles Colorado Jail Prisoner’s Sexual Assault Suit, Jan. 8, 2018
- “Start by Believing” Initiative Creates Controversy, Jan. 8, 2018
- Department of Justice Releases Reports on Prison and Jail Deaths, Jan. 8, 2018
- $3.6 Million: California Prisoner Killed by Guards, Jan. 8, 2018
More from these topics:
- Michigan’s Macomb County Jail Under Fire for Lack of Medical Care, Deaths, Jan. 8, 2018. Malpractice, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- Drug Addicts Suffer Preventable Deaths in U.S. Jails, Jan. 8, 2018. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death.
- Department of Justice Releases Reports on Prison and Jail Deaths, Jan. 8, 2018. Wrongful Death, Failure to Protect (Wrongful Death), Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Accidents, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death).
- $5.75 Million Payout in Death of Rikers' Prisoner Denied Medical, Jan. 3, 2018. Corizon, Diabetes, Failure to Treat, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- $675,000 in Wrongful Death of Federal Prisoner, Dec. 28, 2017. Cancer, Failure to Treat, Wrongful Death, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- Fifth Circuit Gives Pass to Texas Jail in Suit Over Prisoner Death, Dec. 27, 2017. Failure to Treat, Jail Specific, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Excessive Force Case, Dec. 27, 2017. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Diabetes, Excessive Force (Police).
- $42,200 Federal Jury Award in Suit Over California Jail Prisoner's Death, Dec. 22, 2017. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Jail Specific.
- Violation of State Regulation Not a Constitutional Violation, Dec. 21, 2017. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Obesity, Failure to Treat, Failure to Protect (General).
- Prisoner's Wrongful Death FTCA Claim Dismissed For Lack of Jurisdiction, Dec. 21, 2017. Federal Tort Claims Act, Wrongful Death, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.