by Derek Gilna
The Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC), roiled by a series of lawsuits and settlements related to workplace sexual harassment of female employees, has been called “dysfunctional” by a special state legislative committee investigating DOC operations. Responding to a report by The Pitch magazine that detailed millions in ...
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- Ninth Circuit Blocks Deportation of ICE Detainee Who Received $125,000 for County Jail Rape, by Derek Gilna
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- North Carolina Brothers Settle Lawsuit Over 31 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, by Matthew Clarke
- Prison Policy Initiative Report Addresses Jail Populations, by Derek Gilna
- California Billionaire Pushes States to Adopt “Marsy’s Law”, by Matthew Clarke
- Record Number of Florida Prisoners Died in 2016, 2017, by David Reutter
- Canada to Apologize, Pay $10.5 Million to Former Guantanamo Detainee, by Christopher Zoukis
- Prisoner Abuse at Parchman: Minimum Punishment and Impeded Investigations, by David Reutter
- Louisiana Prisons Present Immense Environmental Dangers, by Daniel Horowitz
- New York: Prison Disciplinary Witness Request Improperly Denied
- CoreCivic Prison in Tennessee Plagued with Problems, by David Reutter
- Texas: Federal Court Grants Injunction Against Discriminatory Money Bail System, by Derek Gilna
- Prisoner Suicides a Problem in Oklahoma, by Matthew Clarke
- New FAMM Report Offers Solutions for BOP Recidivism, by Derek Gilna
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- Ohio Experiences Continued Problems with Aramark, by Christopher Zoukis
- Poor and Mentally Ill Languish in Mississippi Jails for Months or Years Awaiting Indictments, by David Reutter
- Lawsuit Alleges Inadequate BOP Mental Health Treatment in SMU, by David Reutter
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- Pennsylvania: $20,000 Settlement for Prisoner’s ADA Claim
- Virginia: Undocumented Immigrant Receives $12,000 Settlement for Overdetention, by David Reutter
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- Clock is Ticking on Understaffing in Florida’s Prison System, by David Reutter
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- New Mexico DOC Guards Receive $2.5 Million Settlement for Sexual Harassment, Jan. 8, 2019
- Audit Criticizes Milwaukee County Jail’s Contracted Medical Services, Jan. 8, 2019
- Colorado County Pays $800,000 for Latest Excessive Force Settlement, Jan. 8, 2019
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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.
- New Mexico DOC Guards Receive $2.5 Million Settlement for Sexual Harassment, Jan. 8, 2019. Sexual Harassment, Staff-Staff Harassment, Supervisor-Staff Harassment, Settlements.
- DOJ Launches Investigation into Abuse at Florida Women’s Prison, Jan. 8, 2019. Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Misconduct/Corruption, Gender Discrimination -- Women, Conditions of Confinement.
- Female Texas Prison Guards Allege Sexual Harassment, Abuse, Discrimination, Nov. 6, 2018. Staff-Staff Assault, Staff-Staff Harassment, Supervisor-Staff Harassment, Gender Discrimination -- Women, Employee Litigation.
- Iowa Prison Guard Wins $2 Million on Retaliation, Disability Accommodation Claims, Oct. 12, 2018. Staff-Staff Harassment, Retaliation against Staff, Employee Litigation.
- New Jersey County Pays $95,000 to Female Lawyer “Wanded” Between Legs at Jail, Oct. 12, 2018. Sexual Harassment, Guard Misconduct, Attorney.
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- $380,000 settlement in Cook County Jail abuse case, Sept. 5, 2018. Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Sexual Harassment, Jail Misconduct, Failure to Protect (General), Eighth Amendment, Jail Specific, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.
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