by Jeremy Pinson
While confined at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, federal prisoner Rashod L. James filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671-2680, against the United States and several prison employees – including Officer LeCroix and Warden Mike D. Carvajal – ...
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- BJS Report Finds Prisoner Sexual Abuse Allegations Continue to Rise, Dec. 7, 2018. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Statistics/Trends, Prison Rape Elimination Act.
- Tenth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Gang Member’s Failure-to-Protect Lawsuit, Dec. 5, 2018. Gang Policies, Prison Gangs, Failure to Protect (General).
- Mississippi: Former Jailer Acquitted of Criminal Charges in Prisoner’s Death, Nov. 7, 2018. Guard Misconduct, Criminal Prosecution, Failure to Protect (General), Guard Brutality/Beatings, Suicides.
- $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.
- Jury Awards Federal Prisoner $675,000 in Retaliation, Excessive Force Bivens Case, Sept. 5, 2018. Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Federal Tort Claims Act, First Amendment, rights.
- Jail Prisoner Injured in Attack by Co-defendant Settles for $5,000, Aug. 6, 2018. Failure to Protect (General).
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- $125,000 Settlement in Case of Michigan Man Who Killed Himself In Jail, July 8, 2018. Failure to Protect (General), Eighth Amendment, Suicides.
- Mother of Utah Prisoner Who Starved to Death in County Jail Accepts Settlement, June 21, 2018. Failure to Treat, Conditions of Confinement, Failure to Protect (General), Food, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death, Mental Health, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).