by Matt Clarke
On March 20, 2017, an Oklahoma federal jury awarded $10.25 million to the estate of a prisoner who died at the Tulsa County Jail.
According to court documents, Elliot Earl Williams, 37, a U.S. Army veteran, was arrested by Owasso police officers responding to a ...
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- California Prisons Struggle with Environmental Threats from Sewage Spills, Contaminated Water, Airborne Disease, by Rick Anderson
- News in Brief
- Volunteers, Mayor Take Action to Clothe Freezing Prisoners in New York City, by Christopher Zoukis
- $10.25 Million Jury Award in Suit over Oklahoma Jail Prisoner’s Death, by Matthew Clarke
- Study Tracks Decline in Use of Solitary Confinement as Reform Bill Stalls in U.S. Senate, by Lonnie Burton
- New Study Indicates Annual Cost of Incarceration Exceeds $1 Trillion, by Audry Spade
- Prison Tattoos Tell a Story, by David Reutter
- Federal Judge Orders Cook County to Correct Courthouse ADA Violations, by Derek Gilna
- Most Black “Neighborhoods” in Wisconsin are Actually Jails, Prisons, by Christopher Zoukis
- Second Circuit Upholds $36 Million Jury Award, $5 Million in Fees in Wrongful Conviction Case, by Matthew Clarke
- Pressure from Advocacy Group Leads University of California to Partially Divest from Wells Fargo, by Christopher Zoukis
- Missouri DOC Director Replaced after String of Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuits
- Tenth Circuit Reinstates Suit over Failure to Provide Medical Treatment to Oklahoma Arrestee/Prisoner, by Matthew Clarke
- Eighth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Prisoners’ Suit over Repeated Overnight Deprivation of Clothing
- Louisiana Death Sentence Reversed, Charges Dismissed, Lawsuit Filed, by David Reutter
- Tennessee: High Cost of Drugs Cited as Reason to Deny Prisoners Hep C Treatment, by David Reutter
- Innocence Project Emerging in Israel, by Christopher Zoukis
- State Sanctioned Murder: By the Numbers, by Christopher Zoukis
- Private Prison Company’s Announcement to Reduce Recidivism Criticized as PR Ploy
- Montana County Settles Suit over Prisoner’s Rape for $125,000
- Missouri Town Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Jail Suicide, by Lonnie Burton
- Prisoners and Disabilities: The Legal Landscape, by Christopher Zoukis
- Prisoner’s Escape from Understaffed Private Prison Results in Staff Discipline, by Christopher Zoukis
- Study: Prison Spending Grew at Three Times the Rate of Education Spending over Last Three Decades, by Lonnie Burton
- Visitors to USP Leavenworth Turned Away Due to Disabilities
- Seventh Circuit: District Court Erred in Dismissing Prisoner’s § 1983 Suit for Failure to Exhaust, by Lonnie Burton
- $1.275 Million Settlement for Los Angeles County Jail Whistleblower, by Lonnie Burton
- New York Jail Agrees to End Solitary Confinement of Juveniles, by Matthew Clarke, Derek Gilna
- Vermont Supreme Court Upholds Rights of Jailhouse Lawyers, by Christopher Zoukis
- D.C. Man Subjected to 77 Days Overdetention; Marshals Service Denies Responsibility, by Monte McCoin
- Chicago Man Exonerated of Murder Awarded $13 Million after 22 Years in Prison, by Lonnie Burton
- Third Circuit: No Death Row Confinement after Death Sentences Vacated, by Christopher Zoukis
- Hawaii: OCCC Mental Health Care Fails, Prison Staff Fired, by Monte McCoin
- State Governors Grant Over 500 Pardons, Commutations, by Christopher Zoukis
- Pennsylvania: Philly D.A. Sentenced to Five Years for Corruption, Disbarred, by Monte McCoin
- Massachusetts: Reform Legislation Introduced after Study on Solitary Confinement Published, by Lonnie Burton
- Tennessee Judge Denies Summary Judgment Motion in Jail Suicide Suit; Case Settles, by Derek Gilna
- New Zealand Court Decision: Voting Ban Violates Human Rights of Prisoners, by Monte McCoin
- Seventh Circuit: Corizon May be Liable for Failure to Coordinate Medical Care, by Matthew Clarke
- Ninth Circuit Denies Immunity to Police Officers, Jailers for Prisoner’s Death, by Matthew Clarke
- HRDC Sues Kitsap County, Washington over Debit Release Cards, by Derek Gilna
- Prisoners in Solitary Confinement Benefit from Nature Videos, Study Shows, by Monte McCoin
- Judge Orders Florida DOC to Immediately Start Treating Prisoners with HCV, by Derek Gilna
- First Circuit Reverses Convictions of Massachusetts Probation Officials, by Christopher Zoukis
- Study Indicates Racial Bias Skews Criminality Risk Assessment Tool
- Arizona: Mixed Rulings in Challenges to State’s Lethal Injection Protocol, by Lonnie Burton
- Georgia Prison Doctor Rewarded for Cutting Costs as Prisoners Died Under His Care, by David Reutter
- USP Atlanta Escapes Result in Convictions, by Monte McCoin
- In Midst of Opioid Crisis, an Addiction Medication Program for Federal Prisons Fizzles, by Mike Ludwig
- Federal Judge Expresses Frustration in New Orleans Jail Reform Litigation
- From the Editor, by Paul Wright
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- Eleventh Circuit Rules DEA’s Definition of Positional Isomer Does Not Apply to Substances on Temporary Schedule, Vacates Possession Conviction, March 15, 2019
- Shooting of Seven-Year-Old Girl in Houston Highlights Problems With Eyewitness Identification, March 15, 2019
- Kentucky Supreme Court Holds State Statute Defining Intellectual Disability as IQ of 70 or Lower Unconstitutional, Death Row Prisoner Entitled to Hearing, March 15, 2019
- Connecticut Supreme Court Announces Defense Counsel Has Duty to ‘Promptly’ Notify Defendant of Plea Offer, Failure to Notify Before Testifying Constitutes IAC, March 15, 2019
- NYPD’s Controversial Use of Mugshot Database Searches, March 15, 2019
- Colorado Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Prison Slavery, March 5, 2019
- Closed Since 2013, Tamms Prison Now “Rampant” with Mold, March 5, 2019
- Counties Modify, Cancel Contracts for Privately Operated Immigration Detention Centers, March 5, 2019
- Two Transgender Prisoners Transferred to Women’s Prison, March 5, 2019
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- No Summary Judgment for Jail’s Denial of Mental Health Treatment; $150,000 Settlement, March 5, 2019. Corizon, Settlements, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Report Released on Deaths in Utah Prisons and Jails, March 5, 2019. Wrongful Death, Failure to Protect (Wrongful Death), Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Suicides.
- Connecticut Prisoner Survives DOC’s Summary Judgment Motion in Mental Health Suit, March 5, 2019. Americans with Disabilities Act, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Illinois DOC Permanently Enjoined From Neglecting Prisoners’ Mental Health, March 5, 2019. Americans with Disabilities Act, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- $100,000 Settlement for Preventable Suicide in Virginia Department of Corrections, March 5, 2019. Wrongful Death, Failure to Protect (Wrongful Death), Suicides.
- Report Shows 50 New York Prisoners Died from Inadequate Medical Care in Last Five Years, March 5, 2019. Wrongful Death, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- U.S. Marshals Report: Ohio County Jail “One of the Worst in the Country”, March 5, 2019. Conditions of Confinement, Wrongful Death, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- Texas Accounts for Over Ten Percent of Nation’s Jail Deaths, March 5, 2019. Jail Misconduct, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death.
- Ohio Jail’s Private Healthcare Provider Denied Summary Judgment in Failure to Treat Prisoner’s Fractured Pelvis, March 5, 2019. Naphcare, Pain, Injury -- Misc., Failure to Treat, Jail Specific, Fourth Amendment, rights, Fourteenth Amendment, rights, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.
- ICE-friendly Policies. A String of Jail Deaths. Why Does This Sheriff Keep Getting Elected?, Feb. 21, 2019. Private Contractors, Failure to Treat, Totality of Conditions, Jail Specific, Immigration, Wrongful Death, Suicides.