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Articles by Mark Wilson

No Qualified Immunity for Oregon Prison Officials’ COVID-19 Response; Class Certified

Sixth Circuit Refuses to Extend Bivens to BOP Prisoner’s First Amendment Claims

Federal prisoner Scott Callahan is incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, ...

BOP’s Terminal Island Response Sparked COVID-19 Spread

California Prison Factories Fined For Exposing Unwitting Workers to COVID-19

"Conservative New York County Enacts Progressive Transgender Prisoner Policy"

The ...

Oregon Prison Staff Said to Contribute to High Prisoner COVID-19 Infection, Death Rates

by Mark Wilson


With 3,392 (28.1%) of 12,073 prisoners infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) and 42 prisoner deaths - 20 deaths occurring in January 2021 alone — Oregon prisoners are being infected at nearly 10 times higher than Oregon’s 3.1% general public infection rate and they are dying at a ...

Democrat Controlled Legislature Introduces Two Bills to Abolish Oregon’s 164-Year Old Felon Disenfranchisement Law

by Mark Wilson

“Individuals who commit crimes need to be held accountable, but they should not be stripped of their rights as a citizen,” said Oregon state Senator Floyd Prozanski, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose committee is considering one of two bills to eliminate Oregon’s 164-year prohibition on ...

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