A New York Court of Claims awarded $725,000 to a prisoner who lost an eye after being attacked by a jail guard.
Prisoner Warren Davis, 31, suffers from keratoconus, a congenital eye condition in which the cornea changes from a spherical to a more conical shape, adversely affecting vision ...
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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
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More from David Reutter:
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- Guard’s Lethal Scalding of Prisoner Unresolved after Two Years, April 13, 2017
- Mother Jones Reporter Discovered Working in CCA Prison, April 13, 2017
- Pennsylvania Sees Rash of Corrupt Guards, April 5, 2017
- Cost Overruns Halt Construction of Massive Michigan Jail, April 5, 2017
- Two Alabama State Court Judges Disciplined, April 3, 2017
- Pennsylvania: Compassionate Release Reforms Fail to Achieve Aim, April 3, 2017
- Another Florida Prisoner Death, Another Cover Up?, March 31, 2017
- Attorneys with Disciplinary Records Part of Flaw in Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty System, March 9, 2017
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- Videos Show the Dark Side of Shadow Mountain Youth Psych Facility, April 18, 2017. Contractor Misconduct, Guard Misconduct, Private Contractors, Staffing, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Mental Health, Failure to Protect (Juveniles), Staff Training.
- 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.
- New York: $67,000 Jury Award in Rikers Island Prisoner’s Suit, April 3, 2017. Guard Brutality/Beatings, Pepper Spray/Tear Gas.
- Eighth Circuit: Improperly Filed Habeas Petitions Should Be Converted to Bivens Action, March 14, 2017. Food, Eighth Amendment, Water, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Restraints, Habeas Corpus.
- Corrections Corporation of America Held in Contempt of Court for Falsifying Records at Idaho Prison, March 14, 2017. Corrections Corporation of America/CoreCivic, Failure to Protect (General), Staffing, Attorney Fees (PLRA), Contempt (Civil Procedure).
- Jailers in California, Georgia Acquitted of Abusing Prisoners, March 9, 2017. Guard Brutality/Beatings, Stun Guns/Tasers, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death).
- Michigan Jail Prisoner’s Family Sues over Death after Beating by Guards, March 9, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death).
- Tenth Circuit Reverses Qualified Immunity for Prisoner’s Rape, Affirms for One Jailer, March 9, 2017. Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Failure to Protect (General), Qualified Immunity.
- Prisoners Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard’s Injury, March 9, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Retaliation, Guard Brutality/Beatings.