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
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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
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- 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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- FOIL Exemption Applies to Civil and Criminal Law Enforcement, Feb. 8, 2018
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- $200 Damages in Kansas Postcard-Only Policy, Jan. 3, 2018. Mail, Mail Regulations, First Amendment.
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- Sixth Circuit: Jail Guard's Criticism of Sheriff was Protected Speech, Dec. 27, 2017. Police Misconduct, Jail Misconduct, Retaliation, Retaliation against Staff, First Amendment, Guards/Staff.
- Report Finds Texas Prison Staff Often Ignore Reports of Prison Rape, Dec. 19, 2017. Sexual Assault, Staff-Prisoner Assault, Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Gay/Lesbian, Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Prison Gangs, Retaliatory Discipline, Prison Rape Elimination Act.
- $5001 Jury Award to Illinois Prisoner in Harassment and Conspiracy Suit, Dec. 19, 2017. Conditions of Confinement, First Amendment.
- North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Social Media Ban for Registered Sex Offenders, Dec. 14, 2017. Sex Offender Registration, First Amendment.
- Prisoner's Punishment for Attempting to Mail Out Threat-Laden "Poems" Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeals, Dec. 13, 2017. Good Time, Mail, First Amendment.
- Settlement Reached in Nevada "Postcard-Only" Lawsuit, Dec. 13, 2017. Mail Regulations, First Amendment.
- $5,000 to Conn. Prisoner in Retaliation Lawsuit, Dec. 7, 2017. Guard Misconduct, Racial Discrimination, Retaliation for Filing Grievances.
- D.C. Man Subjected to 77 Days Overdetention; Marshals Service Denies Responsibility, Dec. 5, 2017. Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Overdetention.