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Kickback publication • April 26, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Alabama rates as of April 2017 4/17/2017 CenturyLink | Corrections | Alabama Department of Corrections Home Friends and Family Correctional Facilities Alabama Department of Corrections Rates and Fees Available Services This site provides information on how to receive calls from inmates at the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC). ADOC has ...
Report Finds Alabama Prisons Are Deliberately Indifferent to Prisoner’s Medical Needs by David Reutter by David Reutter Alabama prisoners live in “human warehouses” where “systemic indifference discrimination and dangerous – even life-threatening – conditions are the norm.” That factual finding was drawn in a 2014 report that followed an investigation ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Alabama Guard Shortage Results in Huge Overtime Pay by David Reutter by David Reutter Alabama paid $20.8 million in overtime to guards for staffing of its prisons in calendar year 2013. That is an increase of an average of $13 million over the previous for years. From 2000 to 2012, ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Two Alabama State Court Judges Disciplined by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Almost 35 years after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed “debtors’ prisons” – in which defendants are threatened with jail if they fail to pay fees and fines – courts continue to struggle to follow the ruling. The ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Paying the Piper by David J. Krajicek by David J. Krajicek, The Crime Report Montgomery, Alabama’s City Court is a Debt-Collecting Machine Montgomery, Alabama--Anyone who wishes to enter Municipal Court in Alabama’s capital city must first be sanctioned by a court officer who scans your belongings, then polices your attire. “Tuck ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Immunity to Prison Guard Sued for Calling Prisoner a "Snitch" by On December 16, 2014, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that a federal district court judge in Alabama correctly denied a motion for summary judgment to a state prison lieutenant who was ...
A Story of Racial Bias, the Absence of Mercy, and a Death in Prison by By Equal Justice Initiative Forty-five years after Phillip Chance traveled from his home in Detroit, Michigan to visit family in rural Choctaw, Alabama, he died in an Alabama prison. During that visit in 1971, 15-year-old Phillip ...
Alabama Prisoner Exonerated after Serving 30 Years on Death Row by After almost 30 years, Alabama death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton was freed on April 3, 2015 – at the age of 58 – when prosecutors dropped the charges against him. At the time of his release, Hinton, who ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Company Offers Educational Tablets to Prisoners, with Mixed Results by Matthew Clarke A new educational product offered by a private company is being provided to prisoners in an increasing number of the nation’s jails – computer tablets supplied by Chicago-based Edovo (a name derived from “Education Over Obstacles”). Edovo tablets ...
AL: Insurance Company Required to Pay $2.3M Award in Wrongful Imprisonment Suit by Lonnie Burton Robert Garland and John Tatum were convicted and sentenced in 1991 on federal drug charges. They were later released when, in 1992, Captain Jerry Newton of the Andalusia, Alabama police department admitted to a fellow ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Pretrial Detainee's Lawsuit for Unsanitary Conditions, Due Process Violations by Lonnie Burton On August 29, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh CircA.t U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an order of a federal district court in Alabama which dismissed the lawsuit of a pretrial detainee ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Alabama Public Service Commission Enacts Prison, Jail Phone Reforms by David Reutter Over the past several years, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a series of orders that revise an October 2013 order related to rule changes for Inmate Calling Services (ICS). The PSC issued its most recent ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Sixth Circuit Vacates Denial of Qualified Immunity; Each Defendant’s Conduct Must be Individually Evaluated by Mark Wilson The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a district court’s denial of qualified immunity because an individualized inquiry into the defendants’ role during an illegal body cavity search was not conducted. Felix ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama DOC Short Hair Policy Following Remand from Supreme Court by The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) does not overcome the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) “short hair policy” for prisoners, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held. The ruling was issued on remand ...
Federal Prisoner Receives $20,000 for Inadequate Medical Treatment for His Hand Injury by Lonnie Burton On March 7, 2000, the United States agreed to pay a federal prisoner the sum of $20,000 to settle his lawsuit stemming from inadequate medical care resulting in permanent paralysis in his left hand. The ...
Publication • September 9, 2016
Broken Justice: The Death Penalty in Alabama, ACLU, 2005 A n A C LU R e p o r t Broken Justice: The Death Penalty in Alabama Published October 2005 THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION is the nation’s premier guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to ...
Article • August 24, 2016
11th Circuit Affirms Judgment for Prison Officials in Violence Case by The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed on April 2, 2014, the lower court's grant of summary judgment for the defendants in a §1983 claim weighed by plaintiff Jody O'Neil Harrison, seeking damages for injuries ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Alabama Ends Prison Farming Operations by Citing lack of profit, the Alabama Correctional Industries (ACI) ended its farming operations; ACI was formalized in 1976 with the “Prison-Made Goods Act.” It had been unprofitable for years leading up to the restructuring announced in 2007. “I want ACI to be a profit ...
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