On July 21, 2014, a California federal judge approved class-action status in a lawsuit filed by state prisoners challenging the statewide practice of race-based prison lockdowns. U.S. District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley of the Eastern District of California also appointed two law firms to represent the class. A ...
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- $200,000 Settlement Over Oklahoma Jail Prisoner’s Death, May 5, 2017. Stun Guns/Tasers, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death), Mental Health, Staff Training.
- Healthcare and Handcuffs: BOP Assigns Medical Staff to Security Positions, May 5, 2017. Staffing, Staff Training.
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