by Derek Gilna
In May 2017, the City of New York agreed to pay $1.2 million to two female prisoners to resolve claims of rape and sexual assault by a male guard at the city’s Rose M. Singer facility on Rikers Island. Rikers, one of the nation’s largest jail ...
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More from Derek Gilna:
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- SCOTUS’ Unanimous Death-Penalty Jury Verdict Decision Affecting Florida Cases, Aug. 19, 2018
- Georgia Defense Attorney Wins Another ‘Jury-Nullification’ Case, Aug. 19, 2018
- New York City Decriminalizes Some Public Smoking of Marijuana in Policy Shift, Aug. 19, 2018
- Trial Lawyer Advocates ‘Jury Nullification’ To Acquit the Unjustly Accused, Aug. 17, 2018
- New York City Gang Database Increases 70 Percent Since 2014, Aug. 16, 2018
- Temple University Marks 20 Years of Transformative Inside-Out Prison Program, Aug. 8, 2018
- Previous NY Escapee Fails to Negotiate Privileges in Exchange for Revealing Security Flaws, Aug. 8, 2018
- Federal Class-action Accuses CoreCivic of Exploiting Immigrant Detainee Labor, Aug. 8, 2018
- Wrongfully-convicted California Prisoner Exonerated, Receives $15 Million, Aug. 8, 2018
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- New Jersey Jail Scrutinized after Suicides; Guards Charged, Families Sue, Aug. 4, 2018. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Guard Misconduct, Wrongful Death, Suicides.
- $330,000 Awarded to Brooklyn Woman and Minor Nephew over False Arrest and Two Years of Malicious Prosecution, July 27, 2018. Police Misconduct, Strip Searches, Jail Specific, Mental Health, False Arrest.
- Federal Jury Awards Michigan Woman $1,048,000 over Retaliatory Arrests, July 27, 2018. Sexual Assault, Retaliation, First Amendment, rights, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.
- Federal Jury Awards Texas Man $169,128 in Excessive Force Claim Against Sheriff’s Deputy, July 27, 2018. Jail Misconduct, Jail Specific, Excessive Force, Guards/Staff.
- Father of Man Strangled While in Missouri Jail Accepts Settlement, July 27, 2018. Prison/Jail Murders, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death, Mental Health, Failure to Protect (Staff).
- $190,000 for Man Falsely Arrested and Maliciously Prosecuted by NYPD, July 26, 2018. Strip Searches, Jail Specific, False Arrest.
- Kentucky Jail Guard Receives $60,000 Jury Award in Sexual Harassment Suit, July 26, 2018. Staff-Staff Harassment, Jail Specific.
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- Oregon: Former Clackamas Deputy, Probation Officer Sentenced for Child Rape, July 2, 2018. Sexual Assault, Guard Misconduct, Crime.