A $2.09 million settlement was reached in a lawsuit stemming from the death of a prisoner who was denied medical care at Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Jail.
Derek E. Black, 28, was involved in an April 16, 2012 altercation with another prisoner and placed in solitary confinement. Several days later ...
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More from these topics:
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- Michigan Prisoner Awarded $16,500 for Guard’s Assault and Cover-up, Dec. 7, 2018. Guard Misconduct, Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- Florida: Suit Continues Against CoreCivic for Rape of Developmentally Disabled Child, Dec. 7, 2018. Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Corrections Corporation of America/CoreCivic, Guard Misconduct, Juveniles, Failure to Protect (Juveniles).
- Correct Care Solutions Redux: Poor Medical Care Leads to More Deaths, Lawsuits, Dec. 7, 2018. Correct Care Solutions, Systemic Medical Neglect, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Long-Term Segregation Can Establish Imminent Danger of Serious Physical Injury for PLRA Purposes, Dec. 5, 2018. Eighth Amendment, Physical Injury Rule, Control Units, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Mentally Ill Wisconsin Prisoners Held in Solitary Improperly Reclassified, Dec. 5, 2018. Classification, Control Units, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Multiple Charges, Lawsuits Filed Against Lackawanna Prison Staff for Sexual Abuse, Dec. 5, 2018. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Guard Misconduct.
- Tenth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Gang Member’s Failure-to-Protect Lawsuit, Dec. 5, 2018. Gang Policies, Prison Gangs, Failure to Protect (General).
- Florida Detainee Died from Deliberate Indifference to Septic Shock, Lawsuit Charges, Dec. 5, 2018. Medical Misconduct, Blood, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.