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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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Seventh Circuit: Two-month Delay in Ordering Biopsy Not Deliberate Indifference by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on October 12, 2016 that a two-month delay in ordering a biopsy of a prisoner’s potentially cancerous masses did not constitute deliberate indifference to his ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Seventh Circuit: Medical Deliberate Indifference Case Remanded, Loses at Trial by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In August 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of prison officials accused of being deliberately indifferent to a prisoner’s serious medical needs, and ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Illinois: Prison Guards Sued for Fatally Beating, Suffocating Prisoner by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 4, 2015, Illinois State prison guards identified only as officers Boland, Bufford and Deal beat prisoner Terrance Jenkins to death at the Pontiac Correctional Center while he was restrained, and suffocated him by ...
Illinois Prisoner Fatally Shot after Standoff; Hostages File Lawsuit by On May 13, 2017, police shot and killed Kane County jail prisoner Tywon M. Salters at the Delnor Hospital in Geneva after he took first one and then another nurse hostage while recovering from surgery. The nurses filed suit against ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Herman v. Owney, IL, Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration Rape, 2015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, LAW DIVISION -- ,_.;, JOHN HERMAN, Plaintiff, v. APRIL M. OWNEY, 'Defendant ) ) ) ) ) ) ) c::> -n No.: f'"l \..J 201.sL001m5 CALEND,AR/~-OOM C. DEBBOLI and complaining of ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-03154 Document #: 120 Filed: 04/12/16 Page 1 of 49 PageID #:782 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION ORANGELO PAYNE, Plaintiff v. ) ) ) ) COUNTY OF COOK, ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Judgment, Illegal Police Search, 2016 1:15-cv-03154 ILND 450 (Rev.Case: 10/13) Judgment in a Civil ActionDocument #: 155 Filed: 12/09/16 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:1075 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Orangelo Payne, Plaintiff(s), Case No. 15 cv ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Lipford v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-06988 Document #: 45 Filed: 01/21/16 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:172 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION MICHAEL LIPFORD, Plaintiff, v. 15 CV 6988 CITY OF CHICAGO, G. ...
Young v. County of Cook, IL, Settlement, Strip Searches, 2017 Case: 1:06-cv-00552 Document #: 858-1 Filed: 05/11/17 Page 1 of 6 PageID #:17034 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Settlement Agreement ("Settlement Agreement") is signed and effective as ofMay 9, 2017, by Illinois National Insurance Company, the Insurance Company of t.he State of ...
Illinois Pays $450,000 to Prisoner Who was Raped, Punished for Reporting It by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton An Illinois State prisoner who was raped agreed to settle his lawsuit against Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) officials who punished him for reporting the sexual assault. The $450,000 payout was one ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Illinois Prisoner Wins Federal Civil Rights Suit over Mail Censorship by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Kevin A. Williams, a state prisoner at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois, was serving a 65-year sentence for murder. While at Pontiac he ordered a copy of his victim’s death certificate, but prison ...
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Prisoner’s Religious Rights Suit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 17, 2016, the Seventh Circuit granted the appeal of an Illinois state prisoner who had sued for violations of his religious rights. The appellate court held that a previous claim he had filed in ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Cancer, Failure to Treat
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Civil Rights Suit against Cook County Jail by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Kevin Dixon was a pretrial detainee at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois when he was diagnosed with a paratracheal mass. Unfortunately, according to the Seventh Circuit, medical personnel at the ...
Illinois High Court Upholds Sex Offender Requirements Struck Down in Other States by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, the Illinios Supreme Court declared constitutional a law that requires convicted sex offenders to report their email addresses, Internet identities and related online data to law enforcement officials. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Illinois Supreme Court: No Appointed State Expert in SDPA Recovery Proceeding by On May 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Illinois held the state could not use a handpicked expert witness to give testimony in a recovery proceeding under the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act (SDPA). James E. Grant was convicted ...
Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment to Defendants in Prisoner’s Wrongful Death Case by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 17, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the warden and a private health care provider in a case ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Seventh Circuit Affirms Award of $1.00 in Excessive Force Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an award of $1.00 in a case where a jury found a prison guard had used excessive force. The plaintiff, Sammy J. Moore, an Illinois state prisoner, ...
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