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 the ...
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- Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison, Aug. 30, 2017. Staff-Prisoner Assault, GEO Group/Wackenhut, Management and Training Corporation, Guard Misconduct, Cost of Prison Systems, Juvenile Prisons.
- Third Circuit Vacates Summary Judgment on SHU Strip Search Claims, Aug. 30, 2017. Body Cavity Searches, Summary Judgment.
- Abuses at Louisiana Jail Investigated, Ten Deputies Plead Guilty, Aug. 30, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- TN Prison Counselor Suspended for Posting Insults on Facebook, Aug. 30, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Guards/Staff.
- $200,000 Settlement in City Counsel’s Refusal to Film Meetings, Aug. 23, 2017. Videotaping, Public Records Act.
- Ninth Circuit Upholds Convictions of Seven L.A. Sheriff's Deputies for Obstructing FBI Agents, Grand Jury, Aug. 22, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Excessive Force.
- $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.