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
- News in Brief
More from these topics:
- Florida Prisoner Deaths Spike with Privatized Prisoner Health Care , April 25, 2017. Wexford Health Services, Correctional Health Services, Correctional Medical Care, Corizon, Medication, Cancer, Failure to Treat, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- California Sheriff’s Largest Campaign Donors include Corizon and Aramark, April 25, 2017. Aramark, Corizon, Elections, Respiratory, Failure to Treat, Stun Guns/Tasers, Failure to Train/Supervise, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Staff Training.
- Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Denies Use of Solitary Confinement in Testimony before Congress, April 20, 2017. Control Units.
- Report Finds Alabama Prisons Are Deliberately Indifferent to Prisoner’s Medical Needs, April 20, 2017. Work Release, Failure to Treat, Infections, Eighth Amendment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Involuntary Treatment/Drugging.
- National Jail Experts Decry Conditions at Monterey County, California Jail, April 11, 2017. Failure to Treat, Overcrowding, Staffing, Sanitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- American Institute of Architects Rejects Petition to Protect Human Rights, April 11, 2017. Control Units.
- PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, April 3, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Interviews, Whistleblowing, Prison Industries, Totality of Conditions, Education, Terrorism, CIA, Telephone Access, Death Penalty, Control Units, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Visiting, PLN related.
- Ninth Circuit: “Debatable” Constitutionality Requires Qualified Immunity, April 3, 2017. Hernias, Failure to Treat, Eighth Amendment, Qualified Immunity.
- Fourth Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit Over Coerced Penis Surgery, April 3, 2017. Male Reproductive, Forcible Treatment, Control Units.
- BOP Potentially Liable for Valley Fever Outbreak at Privately-run California Prison, April 3, 2017. GEO Group/Wackenhut, Management and Training Corporation, Contagious Disease -- Misc., Failure to Protect (General), Federal Tort Claims Act.