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Articles by John Emry

Jury Awards $201,501 to Raped Indiana Prisoner

By John Emry

Graylon Bell was placed in the Plainfield Correctional Facility operated by the Indiana Department of Correction in January of 1994. Shortly after, another prisoner, Grady Vaxter, started hitting on Bell hinting Vaxter was interested in Bell and wanting Bell to cooperate. Bell did what he could to ...

ADA Suits Not Affected by PLRA Attorney Fee Caps

There is a great deal of talk and litigation about the Prison Litigation Reform Act which was part of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appopriations Act of 1996 (PL 104-134, 110 Stat 1321 (1996)). One aspect of the PLRA causing a great deal of consternation is the severe limitations on ...

Prisoner ADA Suit Wins at Trial

by John Emry, Attorney at Law

Below is a report of a trial and recent retrial [ Cleo Love v. Westville Correctional Center, USDC, Northern District, South Bend Division, Indiana; 3:94CV0371RM] which had interesting results:

Plaintiff, a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair for several years, was committed to the custody ...