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Brief • April 28, 2017
Corbin v. Knox County, IL, Complaint, Jail Suicide, 2016 4:16-cv-04232-SLD-JEH # 1 Page 1 of 24 E-FILED Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 07:01:06 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS ROCK ISLAND DIVISION ESTATE OF JOEY CORBIN, by CHRISTINE CORBIN, ...
Brief • April 28, 2017
Corbin v. Knox County, IL, Settlement Agreement, Jail Suicide, 2017 4/11/2017 11:02:24 FMB Fax Server 4:16-cv-04232-JEH # 25-1 Page 1AM of 10PAGE Fax Server 21011 E-FILED Thursday, 27 April, 2017 04:48:43 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD ..... t'ASP . N"D· I:.' ~·E· . ,.., -·"r'A-,·· ~-..~··~"''''' ., !ihkL:~,dLr.1:,,_.,._,;,v,,,e.!If'.Ii,:J,,.t:.~~JTIN.:!c ...... ...
Brief • April 27, 2017
Patrick v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Conviction False Confessions, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-03658 Document #: 92 Filed: 05/14/15 Page 1 of 38 PageID #:662 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION DEON PATRICK, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ANTHONY VILLARDITA (# ...
Brief • April 27, 2017
Patrick v. City of Chicago, IL, Judgment, Wrongful Conviction False Confessions, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-03658 Document ILND 450 (Rev. 10/13) Judgment in a Civil Action #: 365 Filed: 04/12/17 Page 1 of 2 PageID #:11230 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Deon Patrick, Plaintiff(s), Case ...
Article • April 24, 2017
Illinois Governor Threatens Prison Closure, Gets New Budget by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Nothing inspires politicians to scour under the seat cushions for change like a threat to close prisons. Following months of tense discourse and panic, the Illinois legislature extended its session in November to reach a new ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
PLN Files Censorship Suit Against Cook County, Illinois by On June 30, 2016, Prison Legal News filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and Cook County jail officials, alleging they unconstitutionally censored PLN’s monthly publication and books mailed to prisoners at the jail. ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Exonerated Illinois Prisoner Wins $22 Million Verdict Against City of Chicago by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Nathson Fields, convicted of a 1984 double homicide in Chicago, served eighteen years in prison – including 11 on death row – before his convictions were overturned. He was released in 2003 after ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Jon Burge, Torturer of Over 100 Black Men, Is Out of Prison After Less Than Four Years by Flint Taylor Chicago’s notorious former police commander is released from prison. A human rights lawyer representing police torture victims responds. by Flint Taylor, In These Times Today, former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, ...
Brief • March 17, 2017
Harris v. City of Chicago, IL, Motion to Bar Def Expert, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-04391 Document #: 213 Filed: 01/06/17 Page 1 of 13 PageID #:3892 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NICOLE HARRIS, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoner’s Escape from Illinois Jail Aided by Former Guard, Incompetence by Christopher Zoukis A convicted murderer’s brazen escape from an Illinois jail was aided by a former guard who provided him with information that “substantially assisted him,” as well as apparent incompetence among jail staff, according to the Kankakee County ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Chicago Pays $4.95 Million to Family of Prisoner Who Died After Police Beating by Lonnie Burton In April 2016, the City of Chicago agreed to pay $4.95 million to the estate of a man who was brutally beaten by police officers while in custody in 2012. The settlement came after ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Contractor Misconduct
Red Light Traffic Camera CEO Sentenced for Corruption in Ohio and Illinois by The former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. was sentenced on October 19, 2016 to 14 months in federal prison for a bribes-for-contracts scheme in Ohio. Karen Finley, who was ousted from her position with the company ...
Article • February 21, 2017
$340,000 Awarded to Man Chicago Detective Falsely Claimed had Confessed to Murder by Leonard Robinson was arrested by Chicago police for battery. That charge was eventually dropped, but while he was held in jail for two days, then charged with killing his girlfriend's three-year-old son forty-one months earlier. He remained ...
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Jail Prisoner’s Failure-to-Protect Suit by In a September 16, 2015 ruling, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a district court had improperly dismissed an Illinois jail prisoner’s failure-to-protect lawsuit based on his refusal to sign a medical release form. Mario Reyes was a pretrial ...
Illinois: DNA Evidence Exonerates One Man, Implicates Another by On September 28, 2016, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced charges against convicted murderer Osborne Wade, 42, in connection with the brutal sexual assault and murder of a child in 1992. The charges followed an extensive investigation by the State’s ...
Recurring Injury Subsequent to Lawsuit Settlement No Bar to New Claim by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held a prisoner’s previous lawsuit settlements did not preclude a complaint for the same type of injury occurring at a later time. It also held the district court had improperly concluded a ...
Brief • January 4, 2017
Filed under: Hepatitis, Failure to Treat
Sheptin v. US, IL, Complaint, BOP Hepatitis C Medical Suit, 2000
Brief • January 4, 2017
Filed under: Hepatitis, Failure to Treat
Sheptin v. US, IL, Attorney Fees, BOP Hepatitis C Medical Suit, 2000
Publication • December 30, 2016
Chicago PD police spying stingray use IMSI Freddy Martinez, of Lucy Parsons Labs l)JVISI()l\1 2 TO: zrc:d Cr F'ROM; �Jarnes R.. V"Vasf1bur1"J Ser.(;3eant njzed Crime Division 1505 Fund Purchase Request Harris "King Fish" Cellular Tracking T�e R is requesting the purchase of the Harris . �King Attached to this report ...
How Chicago Police Convinced Courts to Let Them Track Cellphones Without a Warrant by By Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept The Chicago Police Department has acquired and used several varieties of advanced cellphone trackers since at least 2005 to target suspects in robberies, murders, kidnappings, and drug investigations. In most instances, officers ...
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