The Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court did not follow controlling Supreme Court precedent when granting summary judgment to prison officials on a mentally ill prisoner’s restraint chair-related claim.
Since childhood, Pennsylvania prisoner Leonard G. Young, Jr. has suffered from severe bipolar and schizoaffective disorders. He ...
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- Apples-to-Fish: Public and Private Prison Cost Comparisons, by Alex Friedmann
- U.S. Department of Justice Finds Fault with Privatized Federal Prisons, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Merger of Prisoner Transport Companies Delayed after Objections Filed, by Derek Gilna
- Oregon Post-conviction Judgment Violates State Law, by Mark Wilson
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- Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama DOC Short Hair Policy Following Remand from Supreme Court
- Federal Judge Clears Way for Civil Rights Suit in Oklahoma Jail Death
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- Florida Prisoner’s Suit Proceeds Against Guards for Use of Force, Retaliation, Jan. 8, 2019. Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Eighth Amendment, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, First Amendment, rights, Fourth Amendment, rights.
- Colorado County Pays $800,000 for Latest Excessive Force Settlement, Jan. 8, 2019. Medical, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Settlements.
- $550,000 Settlement for Detainee Rendered Quadriplegic by Guard’s Excessive Force, Jan. 8, 2019. Skeletal Injury, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Restraints.
- Alabama DOC Ordered to Remedy Overcrowded, Understaffed Prisons in Mental Health Suit, Jan. 8, 2019. Conditions of Confinement, Overcrowding, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- $550,000 Settlement for Detainee Rendered Quadriplegic by Guard’s Excessive Force, Dec. 7, 2018. Skeletal Injury, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Settlements.
- Michigan Prisoner Awarded $16,500 for Guard’s Assault and Cover-up, Dec. 7, 2018. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings.