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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- They Thought They Were Going to Rehab. They Ended up in Chicken Plants, by Amy Julia Harris, Shoshana Walter
- News in Brief
- Florida Guard Gets 21 Months for Attacking Prisoner, Planting Weapon, by Monte McCoin
- OIG Report Slams CoreCivic’s Management of Leavenworth Prison, by Derek Gilna
- $160,000 Settles New Jersey Jail Class Action Suit, by Derek Gilna
- Private Prison CEO Heads Search for United Way Leader
- North Carolina Reforms Solitary Confinement Policies Following Vera Report, by Derek Gilna
- Assaultive Behavior by Michigan Prisoners Subject to Aggressive Prosecution
- Sentencing Project Report Examines Increasing Number of Life Sentences, by Derek Gilna
- New York: Inhumanity in the Guise of Education at Rikers Island Jail, by Christopher Zoukis
- Fifth Circuit Upholds Sanctions Against GEO Group Attorneys for Discovery Abuse, by Matthew Clarke
- $15,000 Settlement in New Mexico Jail Rape Case Based on Polygraph Results, by Matthew Clarke
- Seventh Circuit: Injured Federal Detainee Meets Negligence Standard in Fall from Stool
- West Virginia Prisoner Injured on Work Crew Denied Workers’ Compensation
- Majority of Federal Prisoner’s Settlement Seized for Restitution; Tenth Circuit Affirms
- $950,000 Settles Mistreatment of Mentally Ill Prisoner, by Derek Gilna
- Lawsuit Claims CoreCivic Allowed Corruption and Gangs to Flourish at Oklahoma Prison, by Matthew Clarke
- $10,000 Settles Kansas Suit Over Fall From Upper Bunk
- Florida: Private Prison Company Allowed to Overcharge State, Mistreat Prisoners, by David Reutter
- Michigan’s Macomb County Jail Under Fire for Lack of Medical Care, Deaths, by David Reutter
- Michigan’s New Prison Food Service Provider Failing to Meet Contract Terms, by David Reutter
- $500,000 Settles Illinois Jail Suicide Suit, by Matthew Clarke
- Cook County Strip-search Class-action Claimants to Receive Additional Payments, by Derek Gilna
- Drug Addicts Suffer Preventable Deaths in U.S. Jails, by Christopher Zoukis
- Controversy Surrounds Angola Prison Warden’s Retirement, Indictment of Family Members, by David Reutter
- $840,000 to Wrongfully Terminated Pennsylvania Jail Official
- Montana DOC Agrees to Modification of ADA Class-action Settlement, by Derek Gilna
- California Agency Addresses In-person Visits at Jails after Governor Vetoes Bill, by Lonnie Burton
- New York Times Reveals Racial Bias Rampant in Upstate New York Prisons, by Lonnie Burton
- Eighth Circuit Vacates Summary Judgment Order in Detainee’s Wrongful Death Suit
- $150,000 Settles Colorado Jail Prisoner’s Sexual Assault Suit, by Matthew Clarke
- “Start by Believing” Initiative Creates Controversy, by Matthew Clarke
- Department of Justice Releases Reports on Prison and Jail Deaths, by Matthew Clarke
- Attica Medical Experiments Exposed, by Greg Dober
- $3.6 Million: California Prisoner Killed by Guards, by Matthew Clarke
- $1.23 Million Settles Indiana Jail Conditions Suit, by Derek Gilna
- Report Slams Takeover of Washington DOC Food Services by Correctional Industries, by Lonnie Burton
- Pennsylvania Class-action Targets Company Providing Inaccurate Background Checks, by Derek Gilna
- Arkansas Supreme Court: Religious Freedom Preliminary Injunction Requires Hearing
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- Solitary to the Streets: Studies Find Such Releases Result in Higher Recidivism Rates, Violent Behavior, by Lonnie Burton
- Palestinian Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike, by Christopher Zoukis
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- New York State Prisoner’s Administrative Charges Dismissed, by Derek Gilna
- Federal Correctional Complex at the Center of City’s Water Debacle, by Panagioti Tsolkas
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More from Derek Gilna:
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- Canadian Woman Wins Settlement for Death of Son Born in Jail, Sept. 4, 2018
- Two Chicago Prisoners, Released Due to Police Misconduct, Seized by ICE, Sept. 3, 2018
- Washington Prisoner Has First Amendment Right to Threaten to File Suit, Sept. 3, 2018
- California Supreme Court Modifies Settlement to Revise Parole Process, Sept. 2, 2018
- Pennsylvania: Class-action Suit Against USP Lewisburg Reinstated, Sept. 2, 2018
- U.S. Supreme Court’s Carpenter Decision a Warning to Police on Warrantless Data Searches, Aug. 19, 2018
- 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
More from these topics:
- First Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment on Guard’s Disparate Treatment Claim, Sept. 10, 2018. Discrimination, Gender Discrimination -- Women, Work.
- Pennsylvania: Class-action Suit Against USP Lewisburg Reinstated, Sept. 2, 2018. Class Certification, Mootness.
- Federal Class-action Accuses CoreCivic of Exploiting Immigrant Detainee Labor, Aug. 8, 2018. Corrections Corporation of America/CoreCivic, Prison Labor, Class Certification, Immigration.
- Arkansas and Oklahoma Rehab Programs Sued for Using Court-ordered Defendants for Forced Labor, Aug. 6, 2018. Prison Labor, Class Certification, Drug Treatment/Rehab.
- Indiana’s SOMM Program Declared Unconstitutional by Federal Court, July 2, 2018. Sex Offender Registration, Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Class Certification, Good Time, Fifth Amendment, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.
- Settlement in Class-action ADA Suit Against Shasta County, California Jail, July 2, 2018. California Forensic Medical Group, Disabled Prisoners, Settlements, Class Certification, Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Litigation Heats Up Over Extreme Temperatures in Prisons, Jails, June 29, 2018. Statistics/Trends, Exposure to Heat, Class Certification.
- British Columbia Supreme Court Sweeps Aside Solitary Confinement in Province, June 16, 2018. Discrimination, Conditions of Confinement, Mental Health.
- Marijuana Selling License Denied Due to Spouse’s Criminal Background, June 16, 2018. Discrimination, War on Drugs.
- Honoring Police Includes Acknowledging Systemic Reform Is Needed, May 9, 2018. Misconduct/Corruption, Discrimination, War on Drugs, Excessive Force, Police, False Arrest.