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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More from Derek Gilna:
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- Over-Incarceration a Worldwide Problem, Report Finds, Nov. 7, 2018
- Oklahoma County Pays $150,000 to Settle Suit Over Jail Suicide, Nov. 6, 2018
- Exonerated Prisoner Invests Portion of $20 Million Settlement to Start Barber School, Nov. 6, 2018
- Justice Sotomayor Slams Solitary Confinement, but Supreme Court Declines to Accept Colorado Solitary Case, Nov. 6, 2018
- Arkansas: $21,000 Settlement in Jail Release Debit Card Class-Action Suit, Nov. 6, 2018
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- West Virginia Legislature Impeaches State Supreme Court Justices for Alleged Misconduct, Nov. 6, 2018
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More from these topics:
- Exonerated Waukegan, Illinois, Man Receives $9 Million for Wrongful Conviction, Nov. 8, 2018. Settlements, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment.
- Exonerated Prisoner Invests Portion of $20 Million Settlement to Start Barber School, Nov. 6, 2018. Settlements, Wrongful Conviction.
- ACLU Sues ‘Crooked’ Public Defender in Georgia, Oct. 28, 2018. Attorney Misconduct, Public Defenders.
- Conviction Integrity Units, Innocence Commissions Tackle Wrongful Convictions, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Oct. 25, 2018. Prosecutor/Attorney General Misconduct, Wrongful Conviction.
- New York: $100,000 to Settle Suit over Rape of Trans Prisoner Held in Men’s Prison, Oct. 12, 2018. Prisoner-Prisoner Assault, Eighth Amendment, Failure to Protect (Transgender).
- Lawsuit Over Prisoner Assault at Tennessee Jail Results in Settlement, Dismissal, Oct. 12, 2018. Brain Injury, Crime, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, rights, Fifth Amendment.
- $10 Million Class-action Lawsuit Against Virginia Jail Results in $725,000 Settlement, Oct. 12, 2018. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Eighth Amendment, Class Certification, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- Florida Lawyer Arrested for Jail Porn Escapades, Oct. 12, 2018. Sexual Assault, Attorney Misconduct.
- Arizona: Lawsuit Spurs Significant Reforms for Death Row Prisoners, Oct. 8, 2018. Totality of Conditions, Death Row.
- $9 Million Settlement in Baltimore Wrongful Conviction Case, Sept. 23, 2018. Settlements, Wrongful Conviction.