by Derek Gilna
Last year, Yancy L. Douglas, 43, and Paris Lapriest Powell, 44, former death row prisoners in Oklahoma, accepted a total $3.15 million settlement in their federal civil rights lawsuits brought against their prosecutor and the State of Oklahoma. Douglas and Powell were exonerated, and their wrongful ...
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- Washington State: Jail Phone Rates Increase as Video Replaces In-Person Visits, by Steve Horn, Iris Wagner
- Florida: Federal Prison Guard Sentenced for Accepting Bribe, by Monte McCoin
- Class-action Settlement in Mississippi “Debtors’ Prison” Case, by Derek Gilna
- Colorado Accused of Failing to Comply with Settlement in Mental Health Care Suit, by Derek Gilna
- California Attorney Specializes in Representing Prisoners Victimized by Fraud, by Monte McCoin
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- Louisiana Jail Settles with DOJ Over HIV Discrimination, by Dale Chappell
- Rhode Island: Life-sentenced Prisoner is “Civilly Dead,” Cannot Pursue Tort Claim, by Christopher Zoukis
- Florida ICE Detention Center Restricts Detainees’ Observance of Ramadan, by Steve Horn
- Australian Woman Gives Birth in Cell After Guards Can’t Unlock the Door, by Monte McCoin
- Low Pay, High Staff Turnover Drive Texas Prison Guard Shortage, by Matthew Clarke
- Nebraska County, Jail Medical Provider Settle Suit Over Medication Denial for $10,000, by Matthew Clarke
- Iowa Prison Guard Wins $2 Million on Retaliation, Disability Accommodation Claims, by Edward Lyon
- New York: $100,000 to Settle Suit over Rape of Trans Prisoner Held in Men’s Prison, by Christopher Zoukis
- Lawsuit Over Prisoner Assault at Tennessee Jail Results in Settlement, Dismissal, by Kevin Bliss
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- U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive Former Prison Guard After 10 Years on the Run, by Monte McCoin
- Kentucky Reluctantly Returns to Prison Privatization
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- Two Former Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Obtain $3.15 Million Settlement, by Derek Gilna
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- Arizona: Lawsuit Spurs Significant Reforms for Death Row Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
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More from Derek Gilna:
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- Seventh Circuit Vacates, Remands Punitive Damages Award Against Wexford, March 5, 2019
- Seventh Circuit Excuses Exhaustion Requirement for Spanish-Speaking Prisoner, March 5, 2019
- Illinois DOC Permanently Enjoined From Neglecting Prisoners’ Mental Health, March 5, 2019
- Eighteen Years After its Passage, Prisons and Jails Continue to Violate RLUIPA, March 5, 2019
- Missouri Prisoner Awarded $111,000 in Second-Hand Smoke Case, DOC Bans Smoking, March 5, 2019
- Sixth Circuit Reverses Injunction Against Delousing and Group Strip Searches at Ohio Jail, March 5, 2019
- Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Juvenile Prisoners’ Civil Rights Case, March 5, 2019
- Minnesota Sees Rising Tide of Payouts for Epidemic of Police Misconduct, Feb. 14, 2019
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- Nebraska’s Death Row Prisoners Must Bring ‘Repeal Challenges’ Individually, March 15, 2019. Death Penalty/Death Row, Death Row.
- $8.4 Million Combined Settlement Reached by ‘Norfolk Four’, March 15, 2019. Settlements, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment.
- Erie County Convicted 11 People of Violating a Law Ruled Unconstitutional Over 20 Years Ago by Federal Court, March 15, 2019. Wrongful Conviction.
- Counsel Ineffective for Failing to Move for Mistrial When Court Coerces Unanimous Verdict, March 15, 2019. Prosecutor/Attorney General Misconduct, Attorneys, Attorney Misconduct, Appeals, Habeas Corpus.
- Sixth Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity Claim in Malicious Prosecution Suit for Wrongful Arrest and Conviction Involving Multiple Lies by Police, March 15, 2019. Police Misconduct, Appeals, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Qualified Immunity.
- Fourth Circuit Grants Habeas Relief for Death Row Prisoner Because Trial Court Excluded Expert Testimony Defendant Represents Low Risk of Violence in Prison, March 15, 2019. Appeals, Habeas Corpus, Death Penalty/Death Row, Death Row.
- New York Criminal Defense Attorney Charged with Federal Crimes, March 5, 2019. Attorney Misconduct.
- Ohio Governor Commutes Death Sentences, Grants Reprieves for Another, March 5, 2019. Death Penalty/Death Row, Death Penalty, Death Row.
- Government Snitches: Incentivized Witnesses Are the Leading Cause of Wrongful Convictions, Feb. 14, 2019. Informants, Prosecutors, Wrongful Conviction.
- Forensic Entomology Helps Nevada Murder Convictee Get Exonerated After 17 Years in Prison, Feb. 14, 2019. Wrongful Conviction.