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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, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment to Illinois Prison Doctors by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a pair of cases, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated lawsuits filed by Illinois prisoners alleging inadequate medical care. First, on August 25, 2016, the appellate court, sitting en banc, issued ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Harris v. City of Chicago, IL, Response to Mot to Bar Def Expert, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-04391 Document #: 250 Filed: 01/30/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:5995 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NICOLE HARRIS Plaintiff, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox, IL, Class Action Complaint, Juvenile Lockdown Filming, 2016 Case: 1:16-cv-08303 Document #: 1 Filed: 08/24/16 Page 1 of 37 PageID #:1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S.; Q.B., ...
Doe v. Dart, IL, 5th Amended Complaint, Cook County Sexual Assault, 2016 Case: 1:14-cv-08296 Document #: 149 Filed: 11/15/16 Page 1 of 34 PageID #:1666 Case: 1:14-cv-08296 Document#: 137-1 Filed: 07/29/16 Page 2 of 34 PagelD #:1491 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION JANE ...
Article • May 8, 2017
Solitary Confinement Is Used to Break People -- I Know Because I Endured It by Monica Cosby by Monica Cosby, Truthout Solitary confinement. Administrative segregation. Administrative detention. Restrictive housing. Temporary confinement. Protective custody. Appropriate placement. There are many names for solitary confinement. In the Illinois prisons where I was incarcerated, it ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order on Sheriff's Order, Wheelchairs, 2016 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 235 Filed: 01/05/16 Page 1 of 2 PageID #:7057 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order on Injunction, Wheelchairs, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 235 Filed: 01/05/16 Page 1 of 2 PageID #:7057 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for all ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Memo Opinion and Order, Wheelchairs, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 218 Filed: 11/19/15 Page 1 of 11 PageID #:6835 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order Certifying Class, Wheelchairs, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 142 Filed: 04/30/15 Page 1 of 15 PageID #:4484 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for all ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order on Supp Inj Relief, Wheelchairs, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 368 Filed: 05/02/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:8440 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUE BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
PLN Settles Censorship Suit Against Illinois County for $75,000, Policy Changes by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 17, 2016, Kane County, Illinois ratified a settlement agreement with Prison Legal News to resolve a federal lawsuit after dozens of copies of PLN sent to prisoners at the county’s jail ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Seventh Circuit Remands Untimely Appeal for Rule 4(a) Extension by On April 29, 2016, the Seventh Circuit reversed the dismissal of a civil detainee’s untimely appeal with instructions to treat a pro se post-judgment motion as a request for an extension of time under Fed.R.App.P. 4(a)(5). In 2006, Timothy Bell ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Seventh Circuit: Warden’s Termination of Medical Diets was Deliberately Indifferent by The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that a prison warden who cancelled all prescribed medical diets without first consulting a doctor was deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of a prisoner who had been receiving ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Wrongful Conviction
Prosecutor’s Investigation Results in Release of Illinois Prisoner Convicted in 1957 Cold Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Jack Daniel McCullough, a 76-year-old veteran and former police officer, was convicted in 2012 of the 1957 abduction and murder of a young girl in perhaps the oldest cold case in ...
Fields v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Conviction, 2010 Case: 1:10-cv-01168 Document #: 105 Filed: 10/27/10 Page 1 of 37 PageID #:646 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NATHSON E. FIELDS, Plaintiff, ) ) ) v. ) ) CITY OF CHICAGO; ) COUNTY OF ...
Fields v. City of Chicago, IL, Verdict 2, Wrongful Conviction, 2014 VERDICT FORM - Fields v. O'Callaghan, Case No. 10 C 1168 We, the jury, award the plaintiff, Nathson Fields, compensatory damages in the amountof$ f!J oo~, oo ~~ ~W~ d~~ We, the jury, award the plaintiff, Nathson Fields, punitive ...
Fields v. City of Chicago, IL, Verdict, Wrongful Conviction, 2014 VERDICT FORM - Fields v. City of Chicago, et al., Case No. 10 C 1168 We, the jury, find as follows on the claims of the plaintiff, Nathson Fields, against the defendants, the City of Chicago, David O'Callaghan, Joseph Murphy, ...
Brief • May 3, 2017
Degorski v. Wilson, IL, Complaint, Jail Beating, 2004 Case: 1:04-cv-03367 Document #: 1 Filed: 05/12/04 Page 1 of 9 PageID #:1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS or::? u1 ~ . , •<J ( EASTERN DIVISION ' ( I .. . JAMES DEGORSKI, DOCKETED~ Plaintiff, MAY ...
Brief • May 3, 2017
Degorski v. Wilson, IL, Judgment, Jail Beating, 2014 1:04-cv-03367 ILND 450 (Rev. Case: 10/13) Judgment in a Civil Action Document #: 195 Filed: 03/12/14 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:634 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS James Degorski, Plaintiff(s), Case No. 04 cv 3367 ...
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