by Christopher Zoukis
As previously mentioned in PLN, Global Tel*Link Corp. (GTL), the largest provider of prison and jail phone services in the United States, has settled a lawsuit that accused the company of conspiring to bribe corrections officials in Mississippi. [See: PLN, Oct. 2017, p.16; Oct. 2015 ...
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- Rash of North Carolina Jail Deaths Due to Lack of Supervision and Medical Care, by David Reutter
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- New Policies for Federal and State Prisoners Guarantee Feminine Hygiene Products, by Derek Gilna
- Twenty-six Indicted After Gang Investigation, Including Two Prison Guards, by Monte McCoin
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- Florida KKK Guards Convicted in Plot to Kill Former Prisoner
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- Innovative Use of Peanut Butter by Alabama Prisoners, by David Reutter
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- Challenge to Three-drug Execution Protocol Revived by Eleventh Circuit, by David Reutter
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- Missouri: $75,000 Settlement for Detainee’s Death Due to Untreated Ulcer
- Global Tel*Link Settles Mississippi Prison Bribery Case for $2.5 Million, by Christopher Zoukis
- New Mexico Prisoner Obtains Court Order to Allow Breastfeeding
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- Second Circuit: Prisoners Have the Right Not to Snitch, Jan. 8, 2019
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- California Court of Appeal: Youth Offender Parole Statute Trumps Consecutive Prison Term Statute, Dec. 30, 2018
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- Metropolitan Detention Center Guards Convicted in Sex Abuse Scandal, Jan. 8, 2019. Sexual Assault, Staff-Prisoner Assault, Sexual Harassment, Misconduct/Corruption.
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