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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- Settlement Ends Montgomery, Alabama Debtor’s Prison, by David Reutter
- Union Supply Overcharges Sales Tax on Holiday Packages for TN Prisoners
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- Ninth Circuit: Appeal Challenges Probation Revocation for Exercising First Amendment Rights
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- Judge to Recommend Whether to Exonerate “San Antonio Four” of Sexual Assault Convictions, by Matthew Clarke
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- 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
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- 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
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- The Slow, Painful Death of Bail in New York City, by Jarrett Murphy
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- Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma’s Use of New Execution Drug, by Derek Gilna
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- Federal Judges Very Rarely Sanctioned for Misconduct, by Matthew Clarke
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- Florida’s Prison System Agrees to Upgrade Care of Mentally Ill, April 25, 2017. Disabled Prisoners, Showers, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death), Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Staff Training.
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- A Prison Closes in Upstate New York, but Employees Continue to Show Up and Get Paid, April 24, 2017. DOC/BOP misconduct, Cost of Prison Systems, Guard Unions.
- 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.
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- Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People, March 31, 2017. Racial Discrimination, Police.
- Paying the Piper, March 28, 2017. Racial Discrimination, Indigent Defense, Money/Property.