by Matt Clarke
A $200,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over the death of a mentally ill Oklahoma jail prisoner emphasizes what Oklahoma sheriffs have been saying for years: they are ill prepared to deal with the rapidly increasing number of mentally ill detainees in their jails.
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- Congress Passes Legislation Allowing BOP Guards to Carry Pepper Spray, by Derek Gilna
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- Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Suit Over Denial of Ramadan Meals; $3,600 Settlement, June 30, 2017
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- 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.
- Landmark Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement in Delaware, June 30, 2017. Eighth Amendment, Toilets, Control Units, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
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