The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a guard at the Davidson County Male Correctional Development Center (CDC) used excessive force on a pretrial detainee, leaving him a quadriplegic.
Edgar Mhoon was arrested in April 2015 following a ...
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- Tennessee Sheriff, Captain Arrested for Improper Use of Prisoner Labor, by Kevin Bliss
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- Former Guard Who Scalded Florida Prisoner to Death Hired, Fired by Police Department, by David Reutter
- Illinois Ends Medical Co-Pays for Prisoners, But DOC Healthcare Criticized, by Derek Gilna
- Illinois Federal Jury Awards Prisoner $252,100 for Beating and Denial of Medical Care, by Edward Lyon
- Prisoners Face Retaliation for Raising Concerns About Criminal Justice System, by Edward Lyon
- $1 Million Award for Two Women Sexually Assaulted by Florida Jail Guard
- Florida Prisoner’s Suit Proceeds Against Guards for Use of Force, Retaliation, by Dale Chappell
- Vera Institute Announces Increase in Federal Funding to House Former Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
- Prisoner Loses Suit Against Jail Officials for Disclosure of His Medical Condition, by Edward Lyon
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- DOJ Launches Investigation into Abuse at Florida Women’s Prison
- Washington State Prisoners Protest Poor Food, by Edward Lyon
- Class-Action Suit Against CoreCivic ICE Detention Center Allowed to Proceed, by Christopher Zoukis
- Audit Criticizes Milwaukee County Jail’s Contracted Medical Services, by Derek Gilna
- Colorado County Pays $800,000 for Latest Excessive Force Settlement, by Derek Gilna
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- Trump Establishes Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry, by Monte McCoin
- $5 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Preventable Death of New Mexico Jail Prisoner, by Matthew Clarke
- Seventh Circuit: Illinois Prisoner Entitled to Retrial After Appointment of Counsel Denied, by Derek Gilna
- Second Circuit: Prisoners Have the Right Not to Snitch, by Christopher Zoukis
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- Ohio County Jail Faces Increased Liability Due to Numerous Lawsuits, by Edward Lyon
- Seventh Circuit Remands Lawsuit Over Book Confiscation at Cook County Jail, by Derek Gilna
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- Connecticut Passes Law to Protect Women, Transgender Prisoners, by Dale Chappell
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- FBI Reviewing Four Incidents of Excessive Force at Mesa, Arizona, PD in Just Four Months, March 15, 2019. Excessive Force, Excessive Force (Police), FBI.
- Kentucky Jailer Gets New Trial in Beating of Pretrial Detainee, March 5, 2019. Guard Brutality/Beatings.
- New California Laws Peel Back Secrecy Surrounding Police Discipline Amid Pushback, Feb. 14, 2019. Excessive Force, Disclosure of Records, Public Records, Police.
- Eighth Circuit: Severe Pain Caused by Actual Injury Satisfies PLRA Physical Injury Requirement, Feb. 4, 2019. Medical Misconduct, Criminal justice system reform, Medical, Pain, Surgery, Failure to Treat, Failure to Protect (General), PLRA, Physical Injury Rule, Excessive Force.
- Ohio Prisoner Recovers $2,025 for Leg Injury Caused by Guard’s Pepper Ball, Feb. 4, 2019. Injury -- Misc., Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Shootings.
- Wisconsin’s Troubled Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls to Close in 2021, New Governor Says, Jan. 25, 2019. Totality of Conditions, Pepper Spray/Tear Gas, Restraints, Failure to Protect (Juveniles), Juvenile Prisons.
- Former Guard Who Scalded Florida Prisoner to Death Hired, Fired by Police Department, Jan. 8, 2019. Misconduct/Corruption, Excessive Force, Burning, Police.
- Illinois Federal Jury Awards Prisoner $252,100 for Beating and Denial of Medical Care, Jan. 8, 2019. Misconduct/Corruption, Retaliatory Segregation, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Settlements.
- Florida Prisoner’s Suit Proceeds Against Guards for Use of Force, Retaliation, Jan. 8, 2019. Retaliation for Filing Grievances, Eighth Amendment, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, First Amendment, rights, Fourth Amendment, rights.
- Colorado County Pays $800,000 for Latest Excessive Force Settlement, Jan. 8, 2019. Medical, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Settlements.