by Christopher Zoukis
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision concerning the rights of pretrial detainees on November 7, 2016.
The case involved allegations of unconstitutional conduct by authorities at the New Hanover County Detention Facility in North Carolina. The plaintiff, Michael Anthony Dilworth, claimed that he ...
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- Banks Profit from Loans to Private Prison Industry, by Derek Gilna
- Florida: Trio of Con Artists Sentenced in Rule 35 Sentence Reduction Scam
- Study Finds Extreme Lack of Gender, Racial/Ethnic Diversity in State Courts, by Derek Gilna
- Seventh Circuit Reinstates Indiana Prisoner’s Lawsuit, Holds Prison Officials Prevented Him from Pursuing Grievances, by Lonnie Burton
- Denial of FOIA Request for Complaints Against Immigration Judges Reversed, by Christopher Zoukis
- Fourth Circuit Rules Lawsuit over Inadequate Prison Food Not Barred by Res Judicata, by Lonnie Burton
- Ethics Rule Requiring Post-conviction Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence Adopted in North Carolina
- Use of Electronic Monitoring Skyrockets, by Christopher Zoukis
- Nebraska Supreme Court Holds Reporter Can’t See Executed Prisoner’s Drawings, by Christopher Zoukis
- Seventh Circuit: Two-month Delay in Ordering Biopsy Not Deliberate Indifference, by Christopher Zoukis
- Tennessee Sheriff Settles Lawsuit over Religious Proselytization
- Unlikely Criminal Justice Reform: How New York City Reduced Arrests and Slashed Prisoner Populations, by Lonnie Burton
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- Man Smuggles Poison into Jail, Commits Suicide Following Arrest for Failure to Pay Ambulance Bill
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- Consensual Use of Another Prisoner’s Telephone PIN is Not Oregon ID Theft
- Seventh Circuit: Medical Deliberate Indifference Case Remanded, Loses at Trial, by Christopher Zoukis
- Dismissal of Personal Injury Claim for Damages from Malfunctioning Jail Gate Upheld
- Private Prison Firms Spend Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Acquiring Other Companies, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Illinois: Prison Guards Sued for Fatally Beating, Suffocating Prisoner, by Lonnie Burton
- Fourth Circuit Reverses Judgment in Favor of BOP in Deliberate Indifference Case, by Christopher Zoukis
- Tennessee Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct, Excessive Force Charges
- Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report, Author Becomes New DOC Commissioner
- Report: “Culture of Racism,” Frequent Use of Force at Northern California Prison, by Lonnie Burton
- New York: Police Department Ordered to Produce Police Manual in Parolee Shooting Case, by Christopher Zoukis
- California Court Vacates Prison Infraction Charging Prisoner for Refusing Meals, by Lonnie Burton
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- California Lifers with Possibility of Parole Entitled to SOL Tolling
- Policing for Profit: Law Enforcement Agencies Abuse Civil Asset Forfeiture, by Matthew Clarke
- South Carolina Appellate Court Upholds Prisoner’s Wage Suit, by Derek Gilna
- Widespread Abuses at Santa Clara County Jail; Three Guards Convicted of Murder, by Lonnie Burton
- Illinois Prisoner Fatally Shot after Standoff; Hostages File Lawsuit
- $6,500 Settlement after Ninth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Retaliatory Ad-seg Case, by Lonnie Burton
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- Ninth Circuit Reverses Revocation of Supervised Release Over Blog Post, by Christopher Zoukis
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- California Appellate Court Reinstates Prisoner’s Mandamus Action Against CDCR, by Derek Gilna
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- Government Attempt to Shoehorn Union Activity into Hobbs Act Violation Rejected by First Circuit, Jan. 19, 2018
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