The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a civil rights action filed by the estate of a prisoner murdered at Hays State Prison (Hays).
As previously reported in PLN, in late 2012 and early 2013 four Hays prisoners were killed over a five-week period ...
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- Settlement Ends Montgomery, Alabama Debtor’s Prison, by David Reutter
- Union Supply Overcharges Sales Tax on Holiday Packages for TN Prisoners
- Staff-on-Prisoner Sexual Abuse Persists in New York Prisons, by David Reutter
- Ninth Circuit: Appeal Challenges Probation Revocation for Exercising First Amendment Rights
- Illinois: Exonerated Sex Offender Sues for Wrongful Conviction, by Derek Gilna
- Judge to Recommend Whether to Exonerate “San Antonio Four” of Sexual Assault Convictions, by Matthew Clarke
- $350,000 Settlement for Estate of Prisoner Murdered at Georgia Prison
- Wisconsin DOC Pays Former Prisoner for Miscalculating Sentence, by Gary Hunter
- Vermont’s Policy of Sending Prisoners Out-of-State Found Unconstitutional, by David Reutter
- Minnesota Civil Detainee Raped by Cellmate Receives $203,000 Settlement, by David Reutter
- $725,000 Award for Eye Loss Caused by Guard’s Assault, by David Reutter
- Human Rights Groups Condemn Worsening Conditions in Venezuelan Prisons, by Matthew Clarke
- Former Washington Prisoner Exonerated, Receives Compensation, Arrested Again
- From Jailer to Jailed: Former NYPD Boss Urges Prison Reform, by Christopher Zoukis
- Civil Rights Advocates Laud Healthcare Settlement with Arizona Prison System, by Joe Watson
- New York Prisoner’s Retaliation Claim Nets $147,000 in Damages, Fees and Costs, by David Reutter
- In Past Three Years, Governors in Three States Declare Moratorium on Executions, by Christopher Zoukis
- $2,250 Jury Award in Arkansas Prisoner’s Excessive Force Case, by Matthew Clarke
- California: Settlement in Race-based Prison Lockdown Suit; $2.375 Million in Fees and Costs, by Lonnie Burton
- European Human Rights Court Finds UK Prisoners Wrongfully Denied Vote, by Derek Gilna
- Louisiana Jail Detainee’s Death Leads to FBI Investigation, Charges
- Texas Prisons to Allow In-person Wedding Ceremonies after Prohibition on Proxy Marriages
- PLN Settles Lawsuit against Florida Jail’s Postcard-only Policy
- Use of Pseudonym Merited to Protect Prisoner from Victimization
- Oregon DOC Envelope Art Ban Violates First Amendment, by Mark Wilson
- $250,000 Settlement for Estate of PA Prisoner Killed by Mentally Ill Cellmate, by David Reutter
- Florida Jail Ends Postcard-Only Policy as Part of Settlement, by David Reutter
- Environmental Problems Taint Plan for New Prison in Utah, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- The Slow, Painful Death of Bail in New York City, by Jarrett Murphy
- California’s Jail-building Boom: What Comes After Mass Incarceration? Local Incarceration., by Anat Rubin
- Male Guards’ Videotaping of Female Prisoners Being Strip Searched Results in $675,000 Settlement, by David Reutter
- Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma’s Use of New Execution Drug, by Derek Gilna
- Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder (Book Review), by Bill Trine
- Federal Judges Very Rarely Sanctioned for Misconduct, by Matthew Clarke
- $3 Million Settlement in Death of Mentally Ill Prisoner; Three Guards Indicted, by Matthew Clarke
- Florida’s Department of Corrections: A Culture of Corruption, Abuse and Deaths, by David Reutter
- Will Lawsuits and Exposés Lead to Reform of Florida’s Brutal Prisons?, by Laura Cepero
- Sex Offenders Rally to Fight Discriminatory Laws, by Mark Wilson
- Computer Risk Assessments Gaining Popularity in Granting Paroles, by Derek Gilna
- Supreme Court Sets Aside Florida’s Death Penalty Sentencing Procedure, by Derek Gilna
- From the Editor, by Paul Wright
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More from these topics:
- Sixth Circuit Upholds Denial of Summary Judgment to Prison Officials in Michigan Failure-to-Protect Lawsuit, Dec. 13, 2017. Failure to Protect (General), Failure to Protect (Wrongful Death).
- Thirty-Nine Year Stay in Solitary Requires Procedural Safeguards; 5th Circuit Affirms Denial of Qualified Immunity, Dec. 13, 2017. Qualified Immunity, Control Units.
- $4,000 to Subject of Esquire article "The Tunnel" in Retaliation Lawsuit against Michigan Prison Officials, Dec. 11, 2017. Escapes, Conditions of Confinement, Control Units.
- California Prisoner's Claim of Untreated Tooth Pain Survives Summary Judgment; All Other Claims, and Request for Expert, Denied by Federal Judge, Dec. 7, 2017. Failure to Treat.
- $61,500 Settlement in Death of a Federal Prisoner, Dec. 7, 2017. Failure to Treat, Wrongful Death, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- California Prisons Struggle with Environmental Threats from Sewage Spills, Contaminated Water, Airborne Disease, Dec. 5, 2017. Conditions of Confinement, Failure to Protect (General), Toxic Fumes/Chemicals, Environmental Law, Plumbing, Sewage, Sanitation.
- Study Tracks Decline in Use of Solitary Confinement as Reform Bill Stalls in U.S. Senate, Dec. 5, 2017. Prison Reform, Control Units.
- Tenth Circuit Reinstates Suit over Failure to Provide Medical Treatment to Oklahoma Arrestee/Prisoner, Dec. 5, 2017. Failure to Treat.
- Tennessee: High Cost of Drugs Cited as Reason to Deny Prisoners Hep C Treatment, Dec. 5, 2017. Medical Expenses, Hepatitis, Failure to Treat.
- Missouri Town Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Jail Suicide, Dec. 5, 2017. Failure to Treat, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death, Suicides.