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
- 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
- $350,000 Settlement for Estate of Prisoner Murdered at Georgia Prison
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- 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
- Former Washington Prisoner Exonerated, Receives Compensation, Arrested Again
- From Jailer to Jailed: Former NYPD Boss Urges Prison Reform, by Christopher Zoukis
- Civil Rights Advocates Laud Healthcare Settlement with Arizona Prison System, by Joe Watson
- 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
- Environmental Problems Taint Plan for New Prison in Utah, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- The Slow, Painful Death of Bail in New York City, by Jarrett Murphy
- California’s Jail-building Boom: What Comes After Mass Incarceration? Local Incarceration., by Anat Rubin
- 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
- Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder (Book Review), by Bill Trine
- Federal Judges Very Rarely Sanctioned for Misconduct, by Matthew Clarke
- $3 Million Settlement in Death of Mentally Ill Prisoner; Three Guards Indicted, by Matthew Clarke
- Florida’s Department of Corrections: A Culture of Corruption, Abuse and Deaths, by David Reutter
- Will Lawsuits and Exposés Lead to Reform of Florida’s Brutal Prisons?, by Laura Cepero
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- 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
- Pennsylvania: Compassionate Release Reforms Fail to Achieve Aim, April 3, 2017
- Another Florida Prisoner Death, Another Cover Up?, March 31, 2017
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- BOP Settles Prisoner Retaliation Claim for $7,350, April 26, 2017. Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Prison Labor, Settlements.
- Sentenced to Shut Up: To Protect Free Expression, Curb Prison Censorship, April 24, 2017. Publications/Books, Mail Regulations, Censorship, First Amendment.
- PLN Files Censorship Suit Against Cook County, Illinois, April 3, 2017. PLN Litigation, Censorship, First Amendment.
- Michigan County Jail Loses Appeal on Legal Mail, Settles with ACLU , April 3, 2017. Mail Regulations, Legal Mail, PLN Litigation, First Amendment.
- What If MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Had Been a Facebook Post?, March 31, 2017. Censorship, First Amendment.
- New York Prisoner’s $150,001 Judgment Reversed Due to Hearsay Evidence, March 9, 2017. Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Civil Procedure.
- The Man Arrested for Praising Jesus, Feb. 24, 2017. Sex Offender Registration, Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Sex Offender Residence, Media, Internet, First Amendment.
- Why Mother Jones Sent a Reporter Undercover as a Prison Guard, Feb. 24, 2017. Private Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America/CoreCivic, Media, Access to Media, First Amendment.
- BOP Pays $31,491 for Biased EEOC Investigation, Feb. 21, 2017. DOC/BOP misconduct, Gender Discrimination -- Women, Retaliation, Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Retaliation against Staff.
- The Private Prison Primer: Stolen shoes and the Kingman riots , Feb. 16, 2017. Private Prisons, GEO Group/Wackenhut, Management and Training Corporation, Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Prison Labor, Prison Rebellion, Voting, PLRA, Administrative Exhaustion (PLRA), Administrative Exhaustion, Public Records, Grievances.