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Article • December 7, 2017
Illinois Prisoner Granted Transfer in Injunctive Relief in Extremely Rare Ruling by David Reutter by David Reutter The U.S. Southern District Court of Illinois granted a preliminary injunction for prisoner Calvin Mitchell as failed against Correctional Officer Stephen Baker and Warden Kim Butler. The order required that Mitchell be transferred ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Federal Judge Orders Cook County to Correct Courthouse ADA Violations by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman issued an injunction on May 2, 2017, holding the Cook County Sheriff’s Office accountable for insufficient efforts to accommodate the needs of disabled prisoners who must access ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Chicago Man Exonerated of Murder Awarded $13 Million after 22 Years in Prison by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Following a trial that began on March 6, 2017, a federal jury awarded a former prisoner more than $13 million after he sued the City of Chicago, seven police officers and ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Lockdowns, Jail Specific
Cook County Jail Locked Down on Mother’s Day; Over 200 Workers Absent by Monte McCoin by Monte McCoin On Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day – 86 guards called out sick at the Cook County Jail in Chicago while another 120 cited the Family Medical Leave Act to justify ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Eighth Amendment
Seventh Circuit Allows Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Claim to Proceed by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a district court’s ruling that a former prisoner’s Eighth Amendment claim of cruel and unusual punishment could not go forward. The appellate court did, however, ...
Wiccan Prisoner Wins Injunction to Wear Medallion; Case Settles on Remand by David Reutter by David M. Reutter The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held an Illinois prisoner was entitled to a preliminary injunction permitting him to possess and wear a religious medallion. Gilbert Knowles, incarcerated at the Pontiac Correctional ...
Kickback publication • October 24, 2017
IL Contract with Securus Renewal thru June 2018
Kickback publication • October 24, 2017
IL Commissions with Securus as of 2017
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
No-show Cops and Dysfunctional Courts Keep Cook County Jail Prisoners Waiting Years for a Trial by Spencer Woodman by Spencer Woodman, Chicago Reader June 25, 2012, was a terrible day for Jermaine Robinson. Overall, life was good – the 21-year-old Washington Park resident had been studying music management at Columbia ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit, Rejects District Court’s IFP Concerns by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Rahim McWilliams, an Illinois state prisoner, injured his hand in a fall and filed a claim in federal court for damages, claiming lack of proper medical treatment and permanent disfigurement. He alleged he was ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Seventh Circuit Upholds Jury Award for Illinois Prisoner Beaten by Guards by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Charles Murphy, an Illinois state prisoner housed at the Vandalia Correctional Center, raised the ire of several guards on July 25, 2011 when he refused to eat at a dining hall table and ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Sanitation, Vermin
Seventh Circuit: Rodent Infestation Claims Survive Summary Judgment by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an Illinois prisoner’s claims regarding a rodent infestation were prematurely dismissed because he presented triable issues of fact for a jury. Illinois state prisoner Marcos Gray was confined at the Stateville Correctional Center ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Dismissal of Ill. Prisoner's Dental Care Lawsuit Affirmed By Seventh Circuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided that a lower court's dismissal of Illinois state prisoner's lawsuit against a private medical contractor and a prison dentist ...
Article • September 7, 2017
Filed under: Contractor Misconduct
Red-Light Camera Company to Pay $20 Million Settlement to City of Chicago to Settle Fraud and Bribery Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., a red-light camera company located in Australia, agreed on February 3, 2017, to pay the city of Chicago $20 million to settle ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Federal Judge: Chicago Guilty of 'Bad Faith' for Refusing to Provide Documents in Police Shooting Case, Cites Ongoing Pattern of Conduct by City by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a sternly-worded 24-page order dated January 3, 2017, U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the U.S. District Court for ...
Article • August 31, 2017
Illinois Court Allows Medical Indifference Case to Proceed to Trial, Denies Summary Judgment to Prison Officials for Prisoner's Tooth Pain by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a Memorandum and Order dated November 7, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Seventh Circuit Vacates Summary Judgment in Retaliatory Discipline Case by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment for the defendants on a prisoner’s retaliatory discipline claim, finding the district court erred in failing to compel prison officials to produce a security video which would have been dispositive evidence. ...
Article • August 4, 2017
Filed under: Transportation, Restraints
$500,000 Settlement for Shackled IL Man Thrown from County Jail Transport Van by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A man who was shackled, handcuffed, and in custody when he was thrown out of a moving, Jefferson County, Illinois transport van was awarded $500,000 in July 2008 after his estate settled ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$255,000 Jury Award for Man Beaten by IL Jail Guards After Judge Grants Remittitur by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Donald Martin, Jr., had been awarded $780,000 in compensatory and punitive damages by a federal jury in July 2008 after he’d sued Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Michael Sheahan and the ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$2,500 Settlement for Chicago Man Injured by Tight Shackles by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Markus Durden-Bey accepted a $2,500 settlement from the City of Chicago in July 2008 after alleging that, during his arrest by Chicago Police for drug possession on Feb. 20, 2007, he suffered numbness, swelling, and ...
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