The state of Minnesota agreed to a $203,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by a civil detainee at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) that alleged a policy or custom of disregarding patient safety, resulting in the detainee suffering “a brutal physical and sexual assault by his roommate.” ...
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- Vermont’s Policy of Sending Prisoners Out-of-State Found Unconstitutional, by David Reutter
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- $2,250 Jury Award in Arkansas Prisoner’s Excessive Force Case, by Matthew Clarke
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- From Cages to the Community: Prison Profiteers and the Treatment Industrial Complex, March 6, 2018. Private Prisons, Prison Reform, Criminal justice system reform, Private Contractors, Alternative Sentencing, Mental Health, Drug Treatment/Rehab, Sex Offender Treatment, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Involuntary Treatment/Drugging, Civil Commitment, Private Corrections Industry News.
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