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Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Federal Halfway House Contractor Files Unsuccessful Suit Against Bureau of Prisons by Christopher Zoukis On August 3, 2015, Bannum, Inc., a provider and operator of halfway houses for federal prisoners following their release, filed an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the federal ...
Article • January 3, 2017
D.C. Circuit Orders Accidental Requirement for Sex Offender Registration Deleted from Sentence by In an October 27, 2015 decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the deletion of a requirement for sex offender registration a federal judge added to a sentence by accidentally checking the wrong box on a ...
DC Lawyers' Report Slams Prisoner Conditions at District of Columbia Jails by Derek Gilna It has been an open secret for many years that the District of Columbia jail system is a human-rights disaster.  Our nation's capital's correctional system's faults have been compiled in a 73-page report prepared by the ...
Brief • September 19, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
GTL v. FCC-ICS, DC, Amicus Brief Support of State Respondents, telephone rates, 2016 USCA Case #15-1461 Document #1636355 Filed: 09/19/2016 Page 1 of 27 NOT YET SCHEDULED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT No. 15-1461 (Consolidated with Nos. 15-1498, 16-1012, 16-1029, 16-1038, 16-1046, 16-1057) UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF ...
D.C. Prisoner’s Stabbing Suit Nets $3,000 Settlement by The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $3,000 to settle the negligence lawsuit of prisoner Cardell Richard Torney, Jr., for failure to protect his assault and stabbing. While being held at the D.C. Jail on December 27, 1998, Torney was stabbed by another ...
D.C. Agrees to Pay $40,000 to Settle Excessive Force & Inadequate Medical Care Claims by On September 23, 2002, the District of Columbia agreed to pay $40,000 to a man who was assaulted by guards at the D.C. Central Detention Facility. Mark Franklin, unaware of protocol used for moving prisoners ...
Article • September 14, 2016
$15,000 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Bogus Parole Revocation Suit by The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $15,000 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner George Hill for negligence and false imprisonment. On October 15, 1999, Hill surrendered himself to the D.C. Jail, believing there was a parole violation warrant. On September ...
$12,500 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Negligent Maintenance Suit by The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $12,500 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner Theodore Jones for injuries sustained for lack of proper maintenance. While at the D.C. Jail on July 31, 2000, Jones was playing basketball on the recreation court when ...
Article • September 6, 2016
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of FOIA Request by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court's decision to dismiss the appeal of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records request on June 28, 2016. Florent ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Wrongfully-convicted Former Prisoner Receives $13.2 Million in FBI Hair Analysis Case by Derek Gilna A 55-year-old man who was convicted based upon the now-discredited “science” of forensics hair analysis has been awarded $13.2 million by District of Columbia Superior Court Judge John M. Mott. This was just the latest in ...
Article • August 25, 2016
$23,000 Settlement in Assault on Prisoner at Halfway House by The District of Columbia (DC) paid $23,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Timothy Cofield for injuries sustained when a halfway house employee assaulted him. As Cofield returned to DC’s halfway house called the Extended House on April 13, 2002, ...
Stabbed to Death in Sleep, Estate Awarded $850,000 by The estate of a prisoner who was stabbed to death while sleeping was awarded $850,000. Joseph Daniels, a 24-year-old father of two minor children, was confined in a dormitory of a medium-security District of Columbia (DC) prison. A court order required ...
Article • August 22, 2016
Filed under: Parole, Parole Conditions
D.C. Circuit Rejects Ex Post Facto Challenge to Application of Parole Regulations by On August 6, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed a denial of habeas relief to a prisoner who claimed that the U.S. Parole Commission violated the Ex Post Facto Clause in denying ...
Article • August 11, 2016
D.C. Circuit: No Summary Judgment on Guard's Termination Claims by Mark Wilson The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit held that a lower court improperly granted prison officials summary judgment on a former guard's wrongful termination claims. On the morning of June 4, 2006, ...
Article • August 10, 2016
U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. Creates Unit to Investigate Flawed Convictions by Derek Gilna The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia has set up the first federal unit nationwide unit to internally identify, investigate, and possible wrongful convictions, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. said.  “This new unit will ...
Article • August 10, 2016
California, Other States Weigh Banning Late-Night Releases from Custody by Joe Watson Late-night releases from prisons and jails place former prisoners across the country at not only an immediate disadvantage—possibly unable to access transportation and shelter or a support system of friends and family— but also in the dangerous position ...
DNA Keeps Overturning Convictions, But Spike in Exonerations Owed to Other Factors by Joe Watson Nicole Harris, Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown have lived through their own nightmares of injustice. All three were wrongfully convicted of the heinous murders of children. Combined, they spent nearly 70 years in prison ...
Article • August 1, 2016
BOP Employee Receives Annual Leave Hours to Settle Racial Discrimination Claim by The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $1,000 in attorney fees and awarded 100 hours annual leave to settle a racial discrimination claim filed under an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint. Sharon Lyles, a Personal Management Specialist in BOP’s ...
$950,000 Settlement in DC Prisoner’s False Imprisonment Lawsuit by The District of Columbia paid $950,000 to settle the lawsuit of Joseph S. Heard for unlawful imprisonment. On November 15, 1998, Heard, a deaf man, was arrested for unlawful entry into a George Washington University building. The case was dismissed October ...
Anderson-Bey et al v. District of Columbia, DC, Opinion, 8th Am bus conditions, 2008 Case 1:00-cv-02000-RCL Document 112 Filed 12/11/2006 Page 1 of 22 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA KENNETH ANDERSON-BEY, et aL, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, et al. Civil ...
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