by Derek Gilna
Faced with the censorship of its monthly publication and other correspondence by a jail in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Prison Legal News, a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed suit in federal district court in September 2015. Following 16 months of litigation, the Pottawatomie County ...
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- Utah Attorney Plans Wrongful Death Suit Against County Jail
- Double Blind: Preventing Eyewitness Error, by Christopher Moraff
- Arkansas Attorney Sues to Gain Access to Incarcerated Client
- Major Measles Outbreak at Detention Center in Arizona, by Christopher Zoukis
- New Mexico State Court Orders Disclosure of Corizon’s Litigation Records, by Derek Gilna
- University of Texas Researcher Makes Data on In-custody Deaths Comprehensible, by Matthew Clarke
- Chief Federal Judge in D.C. Resigns after Lawsuit Accuses Him of Rape, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Texas Leads the Nation in Exonerations, Costing More than $93 Million, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Three Murders in Alabama Prisons in Ten Days; State Senate Passes Reform Bill
- Perfect Storm of Overcrowding, Violence and Staff Shortages in Tennessee Prisons, by David Reutter
- Three State Supreme Courts Rule on Post-release Issues for Sex Offenders, by Matthew Clarke
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- Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Legal Financial Obligations Imposed on Indigent or Disabled Defendants Unable to Pay, by Lonnie Burton
- Former LA County Sheriff to Serve Three Years in Prison, by Derek Gilna
- Indiana Court Rules that Correct Conviction Must be Used when Revoking Parole, by Christopher Zoukis
- Probation Revocation for Refusal to Participate in Polygraph Tests Upheld, by Christopher Zoukis
- States Wrestle with Prison Privatization, by Christopher Zoukis
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- $103,000 Settlement Between Colorado Town and ACLU Over “Pay or Serve” Jail Policy, by Matthew Clarke
- Global Tel*Link Agrees to Pay $8.8 Million in Class-action Settlement, by Derek Gilna
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- DC Circuit Court Reverses Dismissal of Suit Challenging CMU Placement, by Derek Gilna
- DC Circuit Agrees that U.S. Attorney’s Discovery Handbook is Exempt from FOIA, by Derek Gilna
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- Seventh Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment to Illinois Prison Doctors, by Lonnie Burton
- Increasing Number of Cities and States Enact Bail Reform – but is it Enough?, by Joe Watson
- Harvard Law School Report Highlights Ill Effects of Criminal Justice Fees, by Derek Gilna
- New York: Prison College Program Reduces Recidivism, Receives More Funding
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- ACLU Report Details Damaging Effects of Solitary Confinement on Disabled Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
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- PLN Settles Censorship Challenge at Oklahoma Jail for $125,000, by Derek Gilna
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- Human Rights Defense Center Files Censorship Suit Against Illinois DOC, July 1, 2018. Publications/Books, PLN Litigation, Censorship.
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