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Articles by Robert Warlick

Disabled Minnesota Prisoner Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $10,000, Other Relief

Disabled Minnesota Prisoner Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $10,000, Other Relief

by Robert Warlick

Minnesota prisoner Michael Dahlin filed suit on November 22, 2012 against state prison officials, alleging discrimination due to his disabilities in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA).

Dahlin suffered from disorders that included spinal ...

Kentucky Prisoner’s Due Process Rights Violated in Disciplinary Hearing

Kentucky Prisoner’s Due Process Rights Violated in Disciplinary Hearing

by Robert Warlick

On August 29, 2013, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed an appellate decision that found an Adjustment Committee (AC) in a prison disciplinary proceeding had violated a prisoner’s due process rights by not meeting the “some evidence” standard as ...

Kansas: Prison Healthcare Officials Engaged in Continued Deliberate Indifference

Kansas: Prison Healthcare Officials Engaged in Continued Deliberate Indifference

 

by Robert Warlick

 

The Kansas Court of Appeals held that employees of Correct Care Solutions at the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) committed continuing Eighth Amendment violations by withholding a prisoner’s medical restrictions.

LCF prisoner Ernest Lee Thomas, Jr., 61 ...