A New York federal jury entered a verdict that awarded a state prisoner $40,002 in a case alleging a First Amendment retaliation claim, and post-trial the court awarded over $107,000 in attorney fees and costs.
New York prisoner Juan Hernandez initiated a pro se civil rights action against ...
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- Settlement Ends Montgomery, Alabama Debtor’s Prison, by David Reutter
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- 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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- New York Prisoner’s Retaliation Claim Nets $147,000 in Damages, Fees and Costs, 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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- 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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- Florida’s Department of Corrections: A Culture of Corruption, Abuse and Deaths, by David Reutter
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- Alabama’s Culture of Prisoner Abuse Reaches to the Top, July 20, 2017
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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
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More from these topics:
- New York Appeals Court Finds Prisoner Improperly Denied Witnesses at Disciplinary Hearing, Yet Denies Relief, Aug. 22, 2017. Retaliation for Organizing, Control Units, First Amendment.
- Wiccan Prisoner Settles with NV DOC Over Denial of Hardbound Religious Books, Aug. 7, 2017. Publications/Books, First Amendment, Religious Property.
- $153,955 Jury Award for TN Jail Guard Fired Over Support for Sheriff’s Election Foe, Aug. 4, 2017. First Amendment, Employee Litigation.
- California Court Vacates Prison Infraction Charging Prisoner for Refusing Meals, July 28, 2017. Hunger Strikes, Sanctions (Disciplinary Hearings), Food, First Amendment.
- $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.
- Ninth Circuit Reverses Revocation of Supervised Release Over Blog Post, July 28, 2017. Probation, First Amendment.
- Illinois Prisoner Wins Federal Civil Rights Suit over Mail Censorship, June 30, 2017. Mail Regulations, First Amendment.
- Third Circuit Finds that Prisoners’ Verbal Grievances are Constitutionally Protected, June 30, 2017. Religious Discrimination, Prison Labor, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, First Amendment.
- Dismissal of Mississippi Prisoner’s Suit Over Grievance Retaliation Upheld, June 30, 2017. Retaliation for Filing Grievances.
- Illinois High Court Upholds Sex Offender Requirements Struck Down in Other States, June 30, 2017. Sex Offender Registration, Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Internet, First Amendment.