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
- 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 David Reutter:
- New Food Vendor, Same Old Problems in Michigan Prisons, Dec. 12, 2017
- Health Care Crisis Declared at Florida Women’s Reception Center; Voids Contract, Dec. 12, 2017
- Efforts to End “Scourge of Money Bail” Meeting with Success, Dec. 12, 2017
- South Carolina’s Treatment of Seriously Mentally Ill Found Unconstitutional, Dec. 11, 2017
- Illinois Prisoner Granted Transfer in Injunctive Relief in Extremely Rare Ruling, Dec. 7, 2017
- Expert Opinions Sufficient to Dispute Material Facts for Denial of Summary Judgment, Dec. 7, 2017
- Negligent Handling of Property Not Barred by Sovereign Immunity, Dec. 7, 2017
- South Dakota Res Judicata Ban of State Constitutional Due Process Claim Upheld Based on Same Claim Being Denied as a Federal Constitutional Claim, Dec. 7, 2017
- Qualified Immunity for Parole Commissioner Accused of Biased Decision Making, Dec. 7, 2017
- Minnesota Supreme Court Declares "Exoneration-Compensation Statute" Unconstitutional and Severs Unconstitutional Language, Dec. 7, 2017
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).
- BOP Prison Guard's 30 Day Suspension for Biting Inmate Reversed in Arbitration, Dec. 11, 2017. Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- Illinois Prisoner Granted Transfer in Injunctive Relief in Extremely Rare Ruling, Dec. 7, 2017. Conditions of Confinement, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Injunctions.
- 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.
- $45,000 Jury Award For Injuries Caused By Georgia Prison CERT Team, Dec. 1, 2017. Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- California Attorney Invoices Not Categorically Exempt from PRA Disclosure, Dec. 1, 2017. Jail Specific, Attorneys, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Freedom of Information Act.
- Second Circuit: Ross Abrogates “Special Circumstances” Exhaustion Exception, Oct. 10, 2017. Administrative Exhaustion (PLRA), Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- Seventh Circuit Upholds Jury Award for Illinois Prisoner Beaten by Guards , Oct. 10, 2017. Guard Brutality/Beatings, Restraints.
- Abuses at Louisiana Jail Investigated, Ten Deputies Plead Guilty, Aug. 30, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- With General Inch in Charge, We Can Expect Further Militarization of the Prison System, Aug. 30, 2017. Conditions of Confinement, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Military Prisons.