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Brief • May 19, 2017
Center for Legal Advocacy v. Bicha, CO, Complaint, Jail Mental Health, 2011 ~-- _., IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO CivilActionNo. 11-CV-228 5ME•alf . ·~ i ~ I 7 • t , ,..... ,,... ! _•_.) '-' j j. . i.... ' - ' • ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Center for Legal Advocacy v. Bicha, CO, Mot to Dismiss, Jail Mental Health, 2016 Case 1:11-cv-02285-NYW Document 78 Filed 07/28/16 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. ll-CV-02285-NYW CENTER FOR LEGAL ADVOCACY, d/b/a DISABILITY LAW COLORADO, Plaintiff, ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Frasier v. Evans, CO, Recommendation, Video of Excessive Force, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-01759-REB-KLM Document 63 Filed 03/03/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 40 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 15-cv-01759-REB-KLM LEVI FRASIER, Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER L. EVANS, Denver Police Officer, #05151, CHARLES C. ...
Department of Justice Opposes Finding of Racial Discrimination against BOP by Donald Ernest Thompson, who is black, was a correctional supervisor (GS-11 Lieutenant) at FCI Englewood in Littleton, Colorado when he was made Disturbance Control Team Leader. Two white members of the team objected to his appointment, claiming he had ...
Kickback publication • April 26, 2017
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Article • April 5, 2017
Denver Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Ignoring and Instigating Prisoner Attacks by Gary Hunter by Gary Hunter Video surveillance cameras captured jail guard Gaynel Rumer walking briskly past a cell where a prisoner was being beaten and tortured without ever looking inside. According to a lawsuit filed by Jamal Hunter the ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
$175,000 Settlement for BOP’s Deliberate Indifference to Mentally Ill Prisoner by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Robert Gerald Knott, who had spent decades in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), committed suicide after staff at the ADX Florence supermax in Colorado ignored clear signs that he was going to harm ...
Article • March 31, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Supreme Court Reverses Criminal Conviction for Racial Bias by Juror by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a decision sure to reverberate throughout the nation’s criminal courts, in March 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a Colorado defendant charged with sexual battery due to a juror’s racially ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Colorado: Demonstrators Clash with Police over Seizure of Jury Nullification Pamphlets by Joe Watson Occupy Denver and other local activists have been engaged in a long-term campaign of jury nullification education outside Denver’s Second Judicial District courthouse. The activists’ attempts to exercise their First Amendment rights have resulted in repeated ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Colorado Town to Pay $775,000 for Relying on Bogus Snitch by Derek Gilna As a result of two federal lawsuits brought on behalf of eight plaintiffs, in October 2016 the Colorado town of Trinidad agreed to pay $775,000 to the victims of its police department’s incompetence and over-reliance on a ...
Colorado’s “Make My Day” Law No Longer Applies to Prisoners by David Reutter by David Reutter On the heels of the dismissal of murder charges against two Sterling Correctional Facility (SCF) prisoners under the state’s “Make My Day” law, lawmakers quickly rolled back the self-protection statute’s applicability to prisoners. Prosecutors ...
Collecting Unpaid Booking Fees in Colorado may be Illegal, Experts Say by Joe Watson According to legal experts, unpaid jail booking fees that sheriff’s departments across Colorado have collected for years may violate state law if the fees are being taken from people who are repeatedly arrested, such as the ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Colorado Prisoner Sues Over Prison Officials' Failure to Treat Dental Infection by Matthew Clarke A Colorado state prisoner filed a federal civil rights action in September 2014, alleging denial of medical care for a dental infection that nearly killed him and left him with partial paralysis of his tongue and ...
Colorado Guards Joke While Prisoner Dies from Easily Preventable Cause by Matthew Clarke The death of 35-year-old Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) prisoner Christopher Lopez at the San Carols Correctional Facility on March 17, 2013, would have been rejected if submitted as a plot for a novel. It is too ...
$100,000 Jury Verdict in BOP Gender Discrimination Case by Lonnie Burton On September 27, 2002, a federal jury sitting in the United States District Court in Colorado found in favor of the plaintiff in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) worker against her ...
Oregon Habeas Cognizable to Challenge Confinement in Florida and Colorado under Interstate Compact by In a pair of rulings, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that prisoners incarcerated in other states under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC) may challenge the conditions of their confinement in habeas corpus actions against Oregon ...
BOP Settles Handicapped Discrimination Lawsuit for $65,000 by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of discrimination on the basis of handicap brought by former employee Terry L. Ryckman in January 2001. Ryckman was employed by the Bureau as a prison guard at United States Penitentiary Florence, Colorado ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Colorado Parole Officer Allegedly Forges Documents to Increase Incarceration by According to a report by the Inspector General's Office (IG) of the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC), a parole officer may have changed the arrest dates on documents to keep people arrested on parole violation warrants locked up longer than ...
Supermax Prisoner Denied FOIL and Privacy Requests by 10th Circuit by Derek Gilna Mark Jordan, a prisoner at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX), in Florence, Colorado, has been denied relief under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. Section 552, and the Privacy Act (PA), 5 ...
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