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
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- Low Pay, High Staff Turnover Drive Texas Prison Guard Shortage, by Matthew Clarke
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More from Derek Gilna:
- Class-action Settlement in Mississippi “Debtors’ Prison” Case, Oct. 12, 2018
- Colorado Accused of Failing to Comply with Settlement in Mental Health Care Suit, Oct. 12, 2018
- Two Former Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Obtain $3.15 Million Settlement, Oct. 11, 2018
- Arizona: Lawsuit Spurs Significant Reforms for Death Row Prisoners, Oct. 8, 2018
- Federal Judge Effectively Ends Albuquerque’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program as Too Focused on Revenue and Not on Due Process, Sept. 23, 2018
- Hair Analysis a Useful but Not Foolproof Forensic Tool, Sept. 23, 2018
- Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association Backpedals on Its Pre-Trial Detainee Figures, Sept. 23, 2018
- New York, Faced With Millions in Payouts for Prosecutorial Misconduct, Becomes First State to Create Oversight Commission, Sept. 23, 2018
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- Canadian Woman Wins Settlement for Death of Son Born in Jail, Sept. 4, 2018
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- 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.
- Federal Judge Voids Contract Between Death Row Exoneree and Attorney, Sept. 3, 2018. Attorney Misconduct, Wrongful Conviction, Death Row.
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- Federal Court Issues Injunction Over Conditions on Virginia’s Death Row, Sept. 3, 2018. Eighth Amendment, Death Row.
- California Prisoner Moved to Formerly Condemned Facility with No Bed Settles Civil Rights Suit, July 26, 2018. Pain, Failure to Treat, Totality of Conditions, Eighth Amendment, Bedding, Fourteenth Amendment, rights, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.
- Ohio Death Row Prisoner Avoids Execution then Dies in Prison, June 8, 2018. Geriatric Classification, Respiratory, Death Penalty, Death Row.
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