by Matt Clarke
On January 4, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Muslim prisoner who was denied several sack meals during Ramadan.
Michael L. Thompson, incarcerated at the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, filed a federal civil rights action alleging ...
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- Embattled Private Probation Company Ceases Operations, by Derek Gilna
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- Third Circuit Finds that Prisoners’ Verbal Grievances are Constitutionally Protected, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Prisoner’s Religious Rights Suit, by Lonnie Burton
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- Texas Judges Jail Defendants too Poor to Pay Fines, Debts, by Matthew Clarke
- Local Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Challenged in Texas, by Matthew Clarke
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- New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded, by Matthew Clarke
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- Dismissal of Mississippi Prisoner’s Suit Over Grievance Retaliation Upheld
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- Eighth Circuit Declines to Block Subpoena Requiring Missouri to Disclose Identities of Execution Drug Suppliers, by Lonnie Burton
- New York State Attorney General Settles Suit Against Jail’s Medical Provider, by Derek Gilna
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- Texas Prison Guards' Union Chief Decries Indoor Use of Gas Gun, Dec. 11, 2017
- $10.25 Million Jury Award in Suit over Oklahoma Jail Prisoner’s Death, Dec. 5, 2017
- Second Circuit Upholds $36 Million Jury Award, $5 Million in Fees in Wrongful Conviction Case, Dec. 5, 2017
- Tenth Circuit Reinstates Suit over Failure to Provide Medical Treatment to Oklahoma Arrestee/Prisoner, Dec. 5, 2017
- New York Jail Agrees to End Solitary Confinement of Juveniles, Dec. 5, 2017
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- Wiccan Prisoner Wins Injunction to Wear Medallion; Case Settles on Remand, Nov. 6, 2017. Conditions of Confinement, Religious Freedom, Religious Practices, Religious Property.
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