by Derek Gilna
A federal lawsuit that settled in March 2017 resulted in the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) drastically improving conditions of confinement for death row prisoners. Pursuant to the settlement, most of the state’s 120 condemned prisoners were moved from solitary confinement in the Browning Unit at the ...
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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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- Humanism to be Recognized as Approved Faith in North Carolina Prisons, by Kevin Bliss
- 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
- Ninth Circuit Modifies Deliberate Indifference Analysis for Pretrial Detainees’ Inadequate Medical Care Claims, by Matthew Clarke
- Landmark Stanford Prison Experiment Criticized as a Sham, by Steve Horn
- U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive Former Prison Guard After 10 Years on the Run, by Monte McCoin
- Kentucky Reluctantly Returns to Prison Privatization
- New Jersey County Pays $95,000 to Female Lawyer “Wanded” Between Legs at Jail, by Christopher Zoukis
- Federal Jury Awards $6 Million to Epileptic Colorado Prisoner, but New Trial Ordered, by Matthew Clarke
- $10 Million Class-action Lawsuit Against Virginia Jail Results in $725,000 Settlement, by R. Bailey
- HRDC Files Censorship Suit Against New Mexico Jail; Court Orders Dismissal Based on Mootness, by Steve Horn
- Florida Lawyer Arrested for Jail Porn Escapades
- Two Former Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Obtain $3.15 Million Settlement, by Derek Gilna
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- Kentucky Law Requiring Abused Spouse to Pay for Abuser’s Divorce Attorney Abolished
- Fifth Circuit Upholds Convictions of Louisiana Jail Staff for Failing to Stop Abuse, by Matthew Clarke
- North Carolina Fined $190,000 for Mismanagement of Prescription Medication, by Monte McCoin
- Arizona: Lawsuit Spurs Significant Reforms for Death Row Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
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- Editorial: The Case Against Florida’s Amendment 4 on Felon Voting Rights, by Paul Wright
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- Taser Misuse at California Jail Costs County $1.15 Million, Feb. 5, 2019
- Seventh Circuit Denies Wisconsin Prisoner’s Claims Against Medical Staff, Feb. 5, 2019
- Three Wrongfully Convicted Ohio Prisoners Receive $19.5 Million, Feb. 5, 2019
- Illinois DOC Settles Lawsuit Filed by Deaf, Hard of Hearing Prisoners, Feb. 5, 2019
- Seventh Circuit Reverses $6.7 Million Indemnification Award for Milwaukee Jail Rape, Feb. 5, 2019
- Alaska Supreme Court Denies Counsel to State Prisoner in Felony Case, Feb. 4, 2019
- Ohio Prisoner Recovers $2,025 for Leg Injury Caused by Guard’s Pepper Ball, Feb. 4, 2019
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- Sixth Circuit Upholds Denial of Interviews with Lucasville Prison Riot Participants, Feb. 4, 2019
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- ‘Innocent Man Almost Executed’ Freed After Decade on Death Row, Jan. 18, 2019. Pardons/Clemency, Death Penalty/Death Row, Death Penalty, Death Row.
- Capital Punishment in the United States: Explained, Jan. 17, 2019. Death Penalty/Death Row, Death Penalty, Death Row.
- Violent Incidents Follow Settlement to End Dangerous Conditions at Alabama Prison, Dec. 5, 2018. Prison/Jail Murders, Totality of Conditions, Settlements.
- Angola Closes its Notorious Camp J, “A Microcosm of a Lot of Things That are Wrong”, Dec. 5, 2018. Prison Reform, Totality of Conditions, News.
- Two Former Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Obtain $3.15 Million Settlement, Oct. 11, 2018. Eighth Amendment, Attorney Misconduct, Wrongful Conviction, Death Row.
- Federal Judge Extends Stay of Executions in Louisiana, Sept. 23, 2018. Death Penalty, Death Row.
- Texas Uses Failed Private Prison to Hold Civilly Committed Sex Offenders, Sept. 3, 2018. GEO Group/Wackenhut, Correct Care Solutions, Totality of Conditions, Civil Commitment.