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
- Lawsuit against Oklahoma Jail for Providing False Information Partially Reinstated on Appeal
- Wrongfully Arrested for Murder, Prisoner Dies in California Jail; Corizon Loses Contract , by Matthew Clarke
- California: Sex Offender’s Civil Commitment Overturned for Lack of Evidence
- Washington: Sentence for Escape Conviction Can Only be Enhanced by Other Escapes
- Epidemic of Suicides in California Women’s Prison, by Christopher Zoukis
- 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
- Continued Failure in Privatized Medical Care at Kentucky Jails, by David M. Reutter
- George Soros’ Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System, by Scott Bland
- Illinois Supreme Court: No Appointed State Expert in SDPA Recovery Proceeding
- GEO Group Acquires CEC in $360 Million Deal
- Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Suit Over Denial of Ramadan Meals; $3,600 Settlement, by Matthew Clarke
- Michigan Jail Sanctioned for Denying Access to Paralegals, by Derek Gilna
- Landmark Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement in Delaware, by Christopher Zoukis
- San Diego County Settles Prisoner Overdose Death for $2.3 Million, by Derek Gilna
- Texas Forensic Science Commission Addresses Problem with DNA Testing Protocols, by Matthew Clarke
- Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment to Defendants in Prisoner’s Wrongful Death Case, by Lonnie Burton
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- Supreme Court Holds Demonstrators May Be Arrested for Trespassing Jail Grounds, Aug. 31, 2017
- $6.5 Million Jury Award in Oklahoma Jail Rape Lawsuit, Aug. 30, 2017
- Numerous Lawsuits Filed Against Corizon Nationwide; Company Loses Contracts, Aug. 30, 2017
- Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Automatic Disenfranchisement for all Felony Convictions, Aug. 30, 2017
- Nevada DOC Moves to End Discrimination against HIV-positive and Disabled Prisoners, July 28, 2017
- Policing for Profit: Law Enforcement Agencies Abuse Civil Asset Forfeiture, July 28, 2017
- Suicide at Texas Jail Results in Firings, Lawsuit, Investigation and Legislation, July 28, 2017
- Ohio Closes Prison Farms, Auctions Equipment, Plans to Sell Farmland, July 28, 2017
- Wrongfully Arrested for Murder, Prisoner Dies in California Jail; Corizon Loses Contract , June 30, 2017
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- New York Courts Affirms Prison's Right to Force Feed Prisoner, Sept. 1, 2017. Hunger Strikes, Food, Suicides.
- Ninth Circuit Reinstates Wiccan Prisoner’s Consent Decree, Aug. 30, 2017. Consent Decrees (PLRA), Denial of Religious Services, Religious Practices.
- Going to Prison in Texas in 2015, Aug. 2, 2017. Classification, Prison Labor, Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Food, Lockdowns, Bedding, Hygiene Supplies, Arrest and Booking, Grooming Rules, Release and Reentry, Parole, Prisoner Property, Commissary, Telephone Access, Telephone Rates, Religious Property.
- Fourth Circuit Rules Lawsuit over Inadequate Prison Food Not Barred by Res Judicata, July 28, 2017. Food, Eighth Amendment, Res Judicata.
- Fourth Circuit Reverses Judgment in Favor of BOP in Deliberate Indifference Case, July 28, 2017. Diabetes, Hepatitis, Failure to Treat, Food.
- California Court Vacates Prison Infraction Charging Prisoner for Refusing Meals, July 28, 2017. Hunger Strikes, Sanctions (Disciplinary Hearings), Food, First Amendment.
- Eighth Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity on Inadequate Nutrition Claim, July 28, 2017. Food, Qualified Immunity.
- Sentences that End with Food, July 26, 2017. Food, Commissary.
- Rats, bugs and ‘natural’ deaths at nation’s largest women’s prison, July 12, 2017. Corizon, HIV/AIDS, Respiratory, Cancer, OB/GYN, Diabetes, Contagious Disease -- Misc., Failure to Treat, Food, Sanitation, Vermin, Medical Neglect/Malpractice.
- New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded, June 30, 2017. Food, Reading Materials, Education, Telephone Access, Control Units, Mental Health.