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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- Hep C: The Deadliest Killer in Colorado’s Prisons is a Curable Virus, by Alan Prendergast
- Embattled Private Probation Company Ceases Operations, by Derek Gilna
- Eleventh Circuit Rejects Condemned Prisoner’s Challenge to Lethal Injection Drug, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Wrongfully Arrested for Murder, Prisoner Dies in California Jail; Corizon Loses Contract , by Matthew Clarke
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- Washington: Sentence for Escape Conviction Can Only be Enhanced by Other Escapes
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- Third Circuit Reverses Denial of Class Certification, by Christopher Zoukis
- BOP Education Program Revamp in Doubt as Chief is Sacked, by Christopher Zoukis
- New York Prison Cannot Hold Sex Offender Beyond Expiration of Sentence
- Illinois Pays $450,000 to Prisoner Who was Raped, Punished for Reporting It, by Lonnie Burton
- Two Non-profit Foundations Provide Funding, Leadership for Criminal Justice Reform, by Matthew Clarke
- Illinois Prisoner Wins Federal Civil Rights Suit over Mail Censorship, by Derek Gilna
- Report Finds Federal Informants at Risk of Retaliation; Court Penalizes Informant for Trial Outcome, by Derek Gilna
- Louisiana Fires Eight Prison Guards; Federal Investigation is Pending
- Third Circuit Finds that Prisoners’ Verbal Grievances are Constitutionally Protected, by Christopher Zoukis
- Prison Phone Update: Appellate Court Deals Major Blow to Prisoners and Their Families, by Carrie Wilkinson
- Supreme Court Voids North Carolina Law Barring Sex Offenders from Facebook, by Derek Gilna
- Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Prisoner’s Religious Rights Suit, by Lonnie Burton
- Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Civil Rights Suit against Cook County Jail, by Derek Gilna
- Texas Judges Jail Defendants too Poor to Pay Fines, Debts, by Matthew Clarke
- Local Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Challenged in Texas, by Matthew Clarke
- Former Michigan Prisoner Claims Sewage Spill Linked to Hepatitis C, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- “Beat Up Squad” at New York Prison Accused of Killing Mentally Ill Prisoner, by Joe Watson
- Summary Judgment in Favor of Alabama Prison Officials Reversed; Writ of Mandamus Denied, by Christopher Zoukis
- New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded, by Matthew Clarke
- Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Ethics Board Fines Former Prisons Commissioner
- Dismissal of Mississippi Prisoner’s Suit Over Grievance Retaliation Upheld
- Illinois High Court Upholds Sex Offender Requirements Struck Down in Other States, by Lonnie Burton
- Iowa: Lawsuit Against Halfway House Over Attack by Resident Dismissed, by Christopher Zoukis
- 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
- Seventh Circuit: Prison Doctor Not Entitled to Summary Judgment on Deliberate Indifference Claim, by Lonnie Burton
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- George Soros’ Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System, by Scott Bland
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- GEO Group Acquires CEC in $360 Million Deal
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- Michigan Jail Sanctioned for Denying Access to Paralegals, by Derek Gilna
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More from Matthew Clarke:
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- Powerful District Attorney Lobbies Improperly Influence Law Making, July 20, 2018
- Fourth Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit Over Denial of Rastafarian Services, July 6, 2018
- Texas Prisons Stop Using Solitary Confinement as Punishment, but Thousands Kept in Administrative Segregation, July 6, 2018
- Fifth Circuit Holds Denial of Diabetic Diet During Lockdowns States Claim, July 6, 2018
- Nevada DOC Settles Suit Over Prisoner Suicide for $93,000, July 6, 2018
- $9 Million Settlement for Illinois Man Wrongly Imprisoned for Murder, July 6, 2018
- Illinois: $380,000 Settlement in Lawsuit Over Jail Prisoner Assaulted by Other Prisoners, July 2, 2018
- Second Circuit Reverses Judgment in Favor of U.S. Citizen Held 3½ Years in Immigration Detention, July 2, 2018
- $10,000 Federal Jury Award in Texas Prisoner’s Suit Over Retaliatory Beatings, July 1, 2018
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- California Prisoner Awarded $500 for Spread of Cancer Due to Medical Indifference, July 8, 2018. Cancer, Failure to Treat, Food, Eighth Amendment.
- Fifth Circuit Holds Denial of Diabetic Diet During Lockdowns States Claim, July 6, 2018. Diabetes, Food.
- New Virginia Law Requires Oversight of Jail Deaths, July 2, 2018. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Food, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Suicides, State Legislation.
- Iowa Settles Religious Discrimination Suit Brought by Incarcerated Odinist, July 1, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Denial of Religious Services, Religious Practices, Religious Property.
- Mother of Utah Prisoner Who Starved to Death in County Jail Accepts Settlement, June 21, 2018. Failure to Treat, Conditions of Confinement, Failure to Protect (General), Food, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Jewish Prisoner Denied Kosher Meals Settles with Arizona Prison Officials, June 16, 2018. Private Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America/CoreCivic, Religious Discrimination, Settlements, Religious Freedom, Religious Diet, Religious Practices, First Amendment, rights, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- Trinity Services Group Faces Complaints Due to Inadequate Prison and Jail Food, June 8, 2018. Private Prisons, Food/Commissary (Private Prisons), Food.
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- Idaho DOC Agrees to Provide Kosher Meals, Pay $93,000 Settlement, April 2, 2018. Religious Diet.
- Innovative Use of Peanut Butter by Alabama Prisoners, April 2, 2018. Escapes, Food.