by Steve Horn
Bryan Telford, who was held as a pretrial detainee at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle, Washington in September 2016, recently obtained a $1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against the county.
Telford suffers from frequent fainting – known as syncope – and suffered a ...
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- Louisiana Sex Offender Restrictions, Harsh Laws Prolong Prison Sentences
- Defense Investigator Jailed for Initially Refusing to Testify in Death Penalty Case, by Matthew Clarke
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- Mississippi: Former Jailer Acquitted of Criminal Charges in Prisoner’s Death, by Kevin Bliss
- Oklahoma County Pays $150,000 to Settle Suit Over Jail Suicide, by Derek Gilna
- Class-Action Status Granted in Civil Rights Suit Over Disenfranchised Indiana Jail Prisoners, by Matthew Clarke
- New York’s Prison-to-Shelter Pipeline is Poor Option for Parolees, by Dale Chappell
- Deductions from Pennsylvania Prisoner’s Trust Account Require Notice
- Female Texas Prison Guards Allege Sexual Harassment, Abuse, Discrimination, by Edward Lyon
- Surprise Shutdown of Maine Prison Leads to Controversy, Court Order, by Christopher Zoukis
- Polls Show People Favor Rehabilitation over Incarceration, by Matthew Clarke
- New Mexico Prisoners Suffer and Die Under Privatized Health Care, by Edward Lyon
- Ohio Jail Detainee Receives $500,000 Settlement for Assault by Guard
- Maryland Adopts Prison Mailbox Rule for Post-Conviction Petitions
- $7,500 Settlement in Pennsylvania Prisoner’s Suicide
- San Diego County Targets Reporter Who Exposed Sky-High Jail Death Rate, by Dale Chappell
- Litigation Surrounding Radon Exposure at Connecticut Prison Moves Forward, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- #MeToo Movement, Misconduct Claims Impact Federal and State Judges, by Edward Lyon
- Magistrate Judge Must Have Jurisdiction Prior to Entering Final Judgment
- Maricopa County, Phoenix Settle Lawsuit Over Mentally Ill Prisoner’s Death for $7.25 Million, by Matthew Clarke
- Arkansas DOC Says Water is Safe, but Most Tests Not Conducted in Housing Units, by Panagioti Tsolkas
- Texas Prison Officials Demoted, Fired after Disciplinary Quota System and Planted Contraband Exposed
- States Implementing New Technology to Fight Contraband Smuggling Via Drone, by Monte McCoin
- $7 Million Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner’s Suicide at Private Prison
- More Legal Cases Involving Transgender Prisoners in Multiple States, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Ninth Circuit: Prisoner’s Disciplinary Appeal Exhausted Claim of Having to Work on Religious Holiday, by Christopher Zoukis
- California Prisoners Seek to Enforce Settlement Provisions in Ashker Litigation, by Kevin Bliss
- The Secret World of Missouri DOC Internal Death Investigations, by Kevin Bliss
- Why Prison Reform is Not Enough to Fix the U.S. Criminal Justice System, by Ed Chung
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- 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
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