In August 2014, a Massachusetts federal district court granted summary judgment to a class of 176 former and current prisoners who challenged a policy at the Western Regional Women’s Correctional Center (WCC) that allowed male guards to videotape female prisoners being strip searched. The court held the policy violated ...
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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
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- Judge to Recommend Whether to Exonerate “San Antonio Four” of Sexual Assault Convictions, by Matthew Clarke
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- Vermont’s Policy of Sending Prisoners Out-of-State Found Unconstitutional, by David Reutter
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- $725,000 Award for Eye Loss Caused by Guard’s Assault, by David Reutter
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- 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
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- Texas Prisons to Allow In-person Wedding Ceremonies after Prohibition on Proxy Marriages
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- 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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- 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
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- Alabama Guard Shortage Results in Huge Overtime Pay, April 13, 2017
- 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
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- $7,500,000 Class-Action Settlement for Illegal Strip-Searches in Camden, NJ , Aug. 7, 2017. Strip Searches, Bail.
- $187,000 Settlement for TX County Jail Administrator Turned Whistleblower, Aug. 4, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Whistleblowing, Employee Litigation.
- $20,000 Settlement for NJ Jail Guard Harassed for Years After Pregnancy, Aug. 4, 2017. Gender Discrimination -- Women, Employee Litigation.
- Study Finds Extreme Lack of Gender, Racial/Ethnic Diversity in State Courts, July 28, 2017. Gender Discrimination -- Women, Racial Discrimination, Gender Discrimination -- Men.
- Tennessee Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct, Excessive Force Charges, July 28, 2017. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- $6,500 Settlement after Ninth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Retaliatory Ad-seg Case, July 28, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Retaliatory Segregation, Control Units, First Amendment.
- Scandals Rock Denver Sheriff's Department, July 20, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Failure to Protect (Staff).
- At Lowell, sex, death and a probe riddled with questions, July 12, 2017. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Corizon, Guard Misconduct, Medication, Forcible Treatment, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Control Units.
- Bartered sex, corruption and cover-ups behind bars in nation’s largest women’s prison, July 12, 2017. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Staff-Prisoner Harassment, Guard Misconduct.
- Louisiana Fires Eight Prison Guards; Federal Investigation is Pending, June 30, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Failure to Protect (Staff).