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Articles by Christopher Zoukis

USP Allenwood Prisoner Wins Over $775,000 in Deliberate Indifference Claim

Nunzio DeCarlo, a federal prisoner serving a 20-year sentence at the United States Penitentiary Allenwood, Pennsylvania for racketeering prevailed on a deliberate indifference and medical neglect claim against the United States of America. He was awarded over $775,000.00 in damages.

According to the complaint, at approximately 11:00 AM on December ...

U.S. District Court Judge Awards Prisoner $1 in FCI Phoenix Retaliation Suit

Federal District Court Judge Earl H. Carroll found that prisoner Nancy Ann Blum was retaliated against by Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix Warden C. E. Floyd and awarded her $1.00.

Blum, a prisoner at the women's FCI Phoenix Satellite Prison Camp, alleged that she was retaliated against for using the Federal ...

Prisoner Settles for $10,000 in Slip and Fall at FCI Elkton

William L. Bonhart, a federal prisoner housed at Federal Correctional Institution Elkton, Ohio settled his negligence claim related to a slip and fall on the stairs of his housing unit.

According to Bonhart's complaint, filed on June 28, 2000 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of ...

Prison Guard Re-Hired by Bureau of Prisons After Discriminatory Firing

Connie L. Thomas, a prison guard at Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop, Texas, agreed to settle her Title VII Civil Rights Act Lawsuit for discrimination on the basis of sex against the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She had sought monetary damages, injunctive relief, and a declaratory judgment.

Thomas alleged that she ...

Memphis Police Officer Settles Negligence Suit Against USA

City of Memphis Police Department officer Michael Cockerell and the United States of America agreed to settle a negligence claim brought by Cockerell relating to an obstacle course accident in April, 1998 at a Federal Bureau of Prisons training facility.

On April 14, 1998 Cockerell claimed that he and his ...

Federal Prisoner Awarded $7,500 After Beating by Goon Squad

Marion Bryant, Jr., a federal prisoner housed at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution Florence, Colorado, received $7,500.00 in a lawsuit for damages against several prison officials who allegedly assaulted him on two occasions in October, 1995.

In the complaint Bryant alleges significant misconduct on the behalf of FCI Florence Associate ...

FCI Phoenix Physician's Assistant Settles EEOC Discrimination Claim

Cynthia O. Sumayo settled an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) racial discrimination claim against the Federal Bureau of Prisons on March 21, 2001. Sumayo agreed to accept back pay for 21 days, to remain resigned from her position as a physician's assistant at Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix, and to never ...

FCI Bastrop Prison Guard Settles EEOC Racial Discrimination Suit Against DOJ

Charles Drew Quarles, a veteran prison guard stationed at Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop, Texas settled his claim for racial discrimination with the Department of Justice in April, 2002. Mr. Quarles agreed to accept the restoration of 240 hours of leave, one week of stress management training, and one week of ...

Cook Supervisor at FCI Petersburg Settles Racial Discrimination Complaint

Cleaster Williams, a long-time employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg Low, Virginia, settled his racial discrimination suit against the Bureau in May, 2000.

Williams alleged that he was subject to racial discrimination at the hands of FCI Petersburg Low Food Service Administrator Mr. Cline, ...

Clinical Psychologist Wins Discrimination Suit Against Bureau of Prisons

Corine Zupanick, a clinical psychologist employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers, Texas, won her discrimination suit on appeal to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Zupanick claimed that she was discriminated against on the basis of sex (female), race (white), disability (regarded as ...