by Steve Horn
The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), the parent organization of Prison Legal News, obtained a civil judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a lawsuit filed against the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, after accepting an offer of judgment from ...
Full article and associated cases available to subscribers.
As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.
Already a subscriber? Login
More from this issue:
- FRCP Rule 25 Allows for Extension of Time to Substitute Party Upon Death, by David Reutter
- Michigan Prisoner Publishes Book, State Sues for His Proceeds, by Edward Lyon
- Inadequate Health Services for Native American Prisoners, by Edward Lyon
- Indiana DOC Settles Prisoner’s Retaliation Suit for $80,000, by Matthew Clarke
- Temple University Marks 20 Years of Transformative Inside-Out Prison Program, by Derek Gilna
- Previous NY Escapee Fails to Negotiate Privileges in Exchange for Revealing Security Flaws, by Derek Gilna
- Federal Compassionateless Release, by Dale Chappell
- Criticism of Commission-based Phone Contract at Pennsylvania County Prison, by R. Bailey
- Massachusetts County Faces Lawsuit Over Phone Fee Kickbacks, by Monte McCoin
- Trump Calls Prison Reform “Very Important” as First Step Act Passes in the House, by Christopher Zoukis
- Federal Class-action Accuses CoreCivic of Exploiting Immigrant Detainee Labor, by Derek Gilna
- Wrongfully-convicted California Prisoner Exonerated, Receives $15 Million, by Derek Gilna
- Donald Who? Reform Goes Forward Despite His Idiocy, by Joseph Margulies
- Growing Number of Local Jurisdictions Reject Correctional Privatization, by Monte McCoin
- Louisiana Judge’s Views May Warrant Recusal in All Death Penalty Cases, by David R. Bailey
- Georgia Renewal Statute Requires Prepayment of Costs of Prior Suit
- Virginia: Former Assistant Warden Gets Suspended Sentence for Trading Privileges for Sex, by Monte McCoin
- Alaska Jail Recorded Attorney-client Conversations for Four Years, by Monte McCoin
- Canadian Non-profit Seeks Plant-based Focus, No Animal Slaughter at Prison Farms, by Derek Gilna
- Michigan Prisoners Receive Compensation for Wrongful Convictions, by Derek Gilna
- Federal Judge Dismisses Class-action Suits Over Jail Phone Rates, Commissions, by Christopher Zoukis
- Alabama Pastor and Non-profit Director Fights Capital Murder Charge, by Derek Gilna
- Former Prosecutor and Director of Tennessee DOC Sentenced to Prison, by Monte McCoin
- 15 Years to Life for Jailers Who Beat Mentally Ill Prisoner to Death, by Christopher Zoukis
- Federal Prisoner’s Custody Status Continues While “on Loan” to Face State Charges
- North Carolina Prison Guard Beaten, Stabbed; Sources Say His Past Brutality Made Him a Target, by Monte McCoin
- Prisoners Help Train Future (K9) Law Enforcement Officers, by Christopher Zoukis
- California Prison Spends $417,000 on Bottled Water as Contamination, Violations Continue, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- Tennessee Jailer Convicted of Official Misconduct, “Extreme Provocative Contact”, by Monte McCoin
- Florida: $60,000 Settlement for Juvenile Offender Raped During “Test of Heart” Ritual, by David Reutter
- Arpaio’s Infamous Tent City is Gone but Arizona State Prison’s Tent City Remains, by Matthew Clarke
- Texas Towns with Private Prisons Experience Job Losses, by Matthew Clarke
- $375,000 Settlement for Ohio Woman Pepper Sprayed in Jail’s Restraint Chair, by Matthew Clarke
- The Catalyst: Thelton Henderson Transformed California’s Criminal Justice System. Now Comes the Backlash, by Abbie Vansickle
- Alabama Prisoners Suffer Nation’s Highest Homicide, Suicide Rates, by David Reutter
- Jail Prisoner Injured in Attack by Co-defendant Settles for $5,000
- Federal Court Allows Menard Prisoner’s Lawsuit for Loss of Legal Papers, Retaliation to Proceed, by Derek Gilna
- $650,000 Settlement in Oregon Jail Wrongful Death Claim
- Texas Couple Wrongly Convicted in “Satanic Panic” Receive $3.4 Million, by Matthew Clarke
- HRDC Receives $25,000 Judgment in North Carolina Jail Censorship Case, by Steve Horn
- California Prison Psychiatrist Faces Harassment, Retaliation from State Officials, by Edward Lyon
- Lawsuit Against Private Prison Firm Over Prisoner’s Death at Texarkana Jail, by Matthew Clarke
- Arizona Man Falsely Arrested, Prosecuted by Iowa Officials Accepts $285,000 Settlement, by Edward Lyon
- Arkansas and Oklahoma Rehab Programs Sued for Using Court-ordered Defendants for Forced Labor, by David Reutter
- Private Prison Firms Use Revolving Door Lobbying, Generous Campaign Donations, by Steve Horn
- Colorado Prison Gang Leader Commits Suicide at Wyoming Prison, by Matthew Clarke
- Pennsylvania: Settlement Changes Jail’s Policy for Treatment of Pregnant Prisoners
- New Jersey Jail Scrutinized after Suicides; Guards Charged, Families Sue, by Edward Lyon
- From the Editor, by Paul Wright
- News in Brief
- Prison Food and Commissary Services: A Recipe for Disaster, by David Reutter
More from Steve Horn:
- CoreCivic Bilked Rural Oklahoma Town, Forced to Pay Back Money in Lawsuit, March 5, 2019
- Voters Consider Criminal Justice-Related Issues in Midterm Elections, March 5, 2019
- Santa Clara County Settles Lawsuit, Makes Jails Handicapped Accessible, March 5, 2019
- U.S. Government Lab Withheld Groundbreaking Study for 5 Years That Can Help Defendants Question the Reliability of Certain DNA Evidence, Feb. 14, 2019
- Under Pressure, Some Politicians Return Private Prison Campaign Cash, Feb. 5, 2019
- Drafting Error in First Step Act Delays Application of Good Behavior Credits, Feb. 4, 2019
- HRDC Files Suit Against Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority, Feb. 4, 2019
- Why Defining a ‘Credible Witness’ in Criminal Trials Is a Slippery Slope, Jan. 18, 2019
- First Step Act Passes – Includes Federal Sentencing, Prison Reforms, Jan. 8, 2019
- Thurgood Marshall, Jr.’s Controversial Position on Board of Private Prison Firm, Jan. 8, 2019
More from these topics:
- HRDC Settles Lawsuit Against Mississippi Jail that Only Allowed Religious Reading Materials, March 5, 2019. Reading Materials, Censorship.
- Why We Need More Journalism Courses Taught in Prison, Feb. 19, 2019. Education, Rehabilitation/Recidivism, Publications/Books, First Amendment, First Amendment, rights.
- Sixth Circuit Upholds Denial of Interviews with Lucasville Prison Riot Participants, Feb. 4, 2019. Prison Rebellion, Censorship.
- HRDC Files Suit Against Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority, Feb. 4, 2019. Publications/Books, Censorship.
- Seventh Circuit Remands Lawsuit Over Book Confiscation at Cook County Jail, Jan. 8, 2019. Appeals, Publications/Books, Censorship.
- PLN Files Cert Petition with Supreme Court Over Florida DOC Censorship, Dec. 5, 2018. PLN Litigation, Censorship.
- Censorship in Prisons and Jails: A War on the Written Word, Dec. 4, 2018. Reading Materials, Publications/Books, PLN Litigation, Censorship, First Amendment, rights.
- HRDC Sues Oklahoma County Jail for Censoring Books, Nov. 6, 2018. Publications/Books, PLN Litigation, Censorship.
- HRDC Files Censorship Suit Against New Mexico Jail; Court Orders Dismissal Based on Mootness, Oct. 12, 2018. PLN Litigation, Censorship, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- HRDC Files Suit Against FDOC Over Mentally Ill Prisoner’s Starvation Death, Sept. 3, 2018. Food, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), PLN Litigation.