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Articles by Mark Wilson

Federal Judge Orders COVID-19 Vaccinations for 12,000-Plus Oregon Prisoners

by Mark Wilson


“Our constitutional rights are not suspended during a crisis. On the contrary, during difficult times we must remain the most vigilant to protect the constitutional rights of the powerless,” declared U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman in issuing a preliminary injunction, directing Oregon prison officials to ...

Nearly Killed by Dehumanizing Culture of Indifference, Oregon Prisoner Sues for $975,000

Mentally Ill Oregon Prisoner’s “Needless & Preventable” Death From Flu Complications Nets Record $3 Million Settlement

As Prisoners Die, Washington Officials Resist Reform

After $625,000 Settlement, Oregon Deputy Charged in Assault of Prisoner

No Summary Judgment on Oregon Prisoner’s Retaliatory Termination Claim

Ninth Circuit Finds California Prisoner’s Administrative Remedies Effectively Unavailable

Joshua Franklin Snyder was a pretrial detainee at two Riverside, California, detention facilities. While there, Snyder complained about unsanitary ...

Ninth Circuit Reverses Lower Court’s Dismissal of California Prisoner’s Religious Freedom Lawsuit

On July 21, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s religious freedom suit that had been dismissed as time barred.

California prisoner C. Dwayne Gilmore brought federal suit, alleging religious freedom claims in violation of ...

Fourth Circuit: ADA Relief Claims Improperly Dismissed in Virginia

In 2006, Virginia prisoner Douglas Fauconier was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, ...

As Prison COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Rise, Washington State Supreme Court Looks Away

That was a claim by a Majority of the en banc Washington state Supreme Court on July 23, 2020, in a 5-4 decision ...