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Brief • November 21, 2017
Moffitt v. Minor, CO, Complaint, Alcohol Withdrawal Death, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00071-WYD-MEH Document 1 Filed 01/12/15 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 24 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. ___________ ESTATE OF ZACKARY MOFFITT, by and through its personal representative KELLY KRAMER; M.M., a ...
Colorado Narrowly Rejects Ballot Measure to End Slavery as Punishment for Crime by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke In November 8, 2016, Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure that would have amended the state constitution to remove 140-year-old language allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime. The removal ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Tenth Circuit Holds Jail Guard May be Liable for Prisoner-on-Prisoner Assault by On November 14, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the denial of qualified immunity to a Colorado jail guard who failed to protect a prisoner from being assaulted. James Durkee was incarcerated at the Summit County ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Filed under: Sentencing
Colorado Supreme Court Affirms Double Enhancement for Assault of Prison Guard by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a trial court's decision to sentence a prisoner to a consecutive term for assaulting a prison guard and to enhance the sentence because it was committed by ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Opening the Door by Jean Casella and Aviva Stahl by Jean Casella and Aviva Stahl, Solitary Watch What will it take to end long-term solitary confinement in America’s prisons? Colorado could be the first to find out. For 13 of his 22 years in prison, Cero Smith spent 23 hours ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Denver Man, Accused of Rape Due to Mishandled DNA, Has Lawsuit Dismissed by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Shawnnon Hale, 24, wrongful accused of felony rape and jailed for 61 days, was released from custody in Denver, Colorado in early 2015 when the police crime lab acknowledged it had mislabeled ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Federal Court Approves Landmark BOP ADX Mental Health Settlement by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Following a two-day hearing, Colorado federal district court judge Richard P. Matsch approved a landmark settlement in December 2016 that ended a five-year class-action lawsuit over the horrendous mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners. As a ...
Millard v. Rankin, CO, Judgment, Sex Offendor Registration, 2017 Case 1:13-cv-02406-RPM Document 106 Filed 08/31/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 42 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Richard P. Matsch, Senior District Judge Civil Action No. 13-cv-02406-RPM DAVID MILLARD, EUGENE KNIGHT, ARTURO VEGA, Plaintiffs, v. ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Scandals Rock Denver Sheriff's Department by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a department that is riddled with scandals, so many that Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned on Monday, July 21, Denver Sheriff's Department Division Chief Elias Diggins was appointed in his place on a temporary basis. Adding to Denver's woes, ...
Harris v. Adams County Sheriff's Department, CO, Settlement, Quran and Halal Meals, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE ("Agreement") is made by and between, Marquise D. Harris ("Plaintiff')~nd Adams County Board of County Commissioners, its current and former officers, agents, servants and employees, the ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Three State Supreme Courts Rule on Post-release Issues for Sex Offenders by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke In six separate opinions, the Supreme Courts of Kansas, Ohio and Colorado ruled on issues related to sex offender registration and probation requirements. In a trio of decisions handed down on April 22, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Probation Revocation for Refusal to Participate in Polygraph Tests Upheld by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On May 16, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling which found a convicted sex offender did not violate the terms of his probation by refusing to participate in court-ordered treatment ...
States Wrestle with Prison Privatization by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In 2016, questions were raised in at least three states about the amount of taxpayer money flowing into the coffers of private, for-profit prison companies. Take Colorado, for example. When lawmakers were considering an almost $26 billion state budget ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
$103,000 Settlement Between Colorado Town and ACLU Over “Pay or Serve” Jail Policy by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On May 4, 2016, Colorado Springs officials signed off on a $103,000 settlement that will end the practice of municipal judges converting fine-only violations of municipal ordinances into jail time for ...
Estate of Dennis Choquette v. Corrections Corporation of America, CO, Complaint, Wrongful Death Diabetes Neglect, 2017 Case 1:17-cv-00060-KLM Document 1 Filed 01/06/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 70 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 17-cv-60 ESTATE OF DENNIS CHOQUETTE by and through ...
Harris v. Adams County Sheriff's Department, CO, Complaint, Quran and Halal Meals, 2016 Case 1:16-cv-00574-REB-MEH Document 1 Filed 03/09/16 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 22 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. \ b ·- c, \t - bO ~ -q- ':\ (fo ...
Smith v. Town of Kremmling, CO, Judgment, Excessive Force, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-00459-RPM Document 82 Filed 10/11/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 15-cv-00459-RPM ROBERT MARK SMITH, Plaintiff, v. TOWN OF KREMMLING, COLORADO, ROBERT DILLON, Officer in ...
Estate of Dennis Choquette v. Corrections Corporation of America, CO, Settlement, Wrongful Death Diabetes Neglect, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT and RELEASE ~ This Settlement Agreement and Release (this "Agreement'1 is entered into this2Z day of ~u~s± 2017, between the Colorado Department of Corrections ("CDOC") and the Estate {;Deis Choquette ("Estate"). The ...
Smith v. Town of Kremmling, CO, Verdict, Excessive Force, 2017 I Case 1:15-cv-00459-RPM Document 81 Filed 10/11/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 2 / IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch Civil Action No. 15-cv-00459-RPM ROBERT MARK SMITH, Plaintiff, v. ...
Brief • May 30, 2017
Waller v. City and County of Denver, CO, Judgment, Excessive Force Slammed Against Wall, 2017 Case 1:14-cv-02109-WYD-NYW Document 280 Filed 05/22/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 14-cv-02109-WYD-NYW ANTHONY WALLER, Plaintiff, v. CITY and COUNTY of ...
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