by Derek Gilna
Helen Stokes, a 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman with no criminal record, was nonetheless continually denied credit due to inaccuracies in her background report that a property credit reporting company refused to correct. Consequently, she filed a class-action complaint in federal court that alleged damages as a result of ...
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- Private Prison CEO Heads Search for United Way Leader
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- $15,000 Settlement in New Mexico Jail Rape Case Based on Polygraph Results, by Matthew Clarke
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- Drug Addicts Suffer Preventable Deaths in U.S. Jails, by Christopher Zoukis
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- New York Times Reveals Racial Bias Rampant in Upstate New York Prisons, by Lonnie Burton
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- California Prisoners Seek to Enforce Settlement Provisions in Ashker Litigation, Nov. 6, 2018. Settlements, Class Certification, Control Units.
- Arkansas: $21,000 Settlement in Jail Release Debit Card Class-Action Suit, Nov. 6, 2018. Release and Reentry, Class Certification, Seizure of Prisoner Funds, Prisoner Property.
- $3 Million Federal Court Settlement: Philadelphia Agrees to End Civil Forfeiture, Oct. 31, 2018. Criminal justice system reform, Settlements, Class Certification, Forfeiture.
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