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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Fire Hazards
State Closes Kentucky Jail for Failure to Properly Maintain Facility by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna After numerous failed inspections and failures to perform necessary maintenance, the jail in Estill County, Kentucky was forced to close by order of state correctional officials on March 31, 2017. Approximately two dozen prisoners ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
HRDC Lawsuit: Kentucky DOC Guilty of Censorship, Violations of Due Process and Equal Protection by On July 20, 2017, the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) filed a federal lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of Corrections for violating its free speech, due process and equal protection rights. HRDC, a Florida-based non-profit ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Staff-Prisoner Assault
Federal Prisoner Sexually Assaulted By Guard Receives $150,000 Settlement by David Reutter by David Reutter The Bureau of Prisons paid $150,000 to settle a prisoner’s Federal Tort Claim Act action that alleged she was sexually assaulted by a guard. The plaintiff, identified as V.O.M. to protect her identity was imprisoned ...
Article • August 10, 2017
Juvenile Sex Offender from Michigan Required to Register in Kentucky; Court Holds Adjudication Counts as Conviction for Registration Purposes by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Kentucky upheld the conviction of a former Michigan man for failing to register as a sex offender ...
Article • August 10, 2017
Filed under: Smoking, Commissary
Jails Market E-Cigarettes to Detainees to Generate Revenue by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson Prisons and jails across the country went tobacco-free years ago, to avoid second-hand smoke lawsuits and rising medical care costs. Now, impoverished jails are selling prisoners e- cigarettes, in hopes of profiting off their addiction. “Hope ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Wiley-Stiger v. O'Bannon, KY, Complaint, Excessive Force, 2014 Case 3:14-cv-00295-DJH-CHL Document 1-3 Filed 04/04/14 Page 2 of 5 PageID #: 8 NO. PAMELA RENEEWILEY-STIGER JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT J 01727 PLAINTIFF 469 S. 13th St. Apt. 16 Louisville, KY 40203 V. COMPLAINT EDWIN O'BANNON, individually and in his capacity as a ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Wiley-Stiger v. O'Bannon, KY, Settlement, Excessive Force, 2017 RELEASE In consideration of the payment of the sum of Thirty-five Thousand Dollars by LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT") to PAMELA WILEY-STIGER GOVERNMENT ("METRO the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, PAMELA WILEY-STIGER does hereby release and forever discharge METRO GOVERNMENT, along with ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Fulton v. Mason County, KY, Settlement, Heroin Withdrawal, 2017 SETTLEMENT. RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT This Settlement, Release of All Claims and Indemnity Agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement") is entered into by Teresa Fulton, Administratrix of the Estate of Audrey Geneva Fulton, deceased (hereinafter collectively referred to as, "Plaintiff') and ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Fulton v. Mason County, KY, Amended Complaint, Heroin Withdrawal, 2015 Case: 2:15-cv-00031-WOB-JGW Doc #: 17 Filed: 11/02/15 Page: 1 of 16 - Page ID#: 168 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY NORTHERN DIVISION AT COVINGTON TERESA FULTON, Administratrix of the Estate of AUDREY GENEVA FULTON, deceased PLAINTIFF vs. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Continued Failure in Privatized Medical Care at Kentucky Jails by David Reutter by David Reutter Private medical contractors have become popular among corrections officials eager to reduce the cost of providing health care to prisoners. As PLN continues to chronicle this phenomenon, we continue to find substantial evidence that for-profit ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Is Risk Prediction Real Criminal Justice Reform or Junk Science? by Joe Watson by Joe Watson With its criminal justice system bursting at the seams, one state has decided to take a controversial step to alleviate the pressure. In 2015, Pennsylvania officials indicated the state would become the first in ...
States Wrestle with Prison Privatization by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In 2016, questions were raised in at least three states about the amount of taxpayer money flowing into the coffers of private, for-profit prison companies. Take Colorado, for example. When lawmakers were considering an almost $26 billion state budget ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Evidence, Videotaping
Kentucky: Disciplinary Proceeding Reversed for Failure to Review Video Footage by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 20, 2016, a Kentucky Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, held that a prisoner has the right, upon request, to have video surveillance footage reviewed and considered by the hearing officer ...
Brief • 2017
Reynolds v. Burchett, KY, Settlement, Sexual Harassment, 2017 SETTLEMENT, RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS This Settlement, Release of All Claims (hereinafter, Agreement") is entered into by Dianna Reynolds and Gordon Dill, her attorney, (hereinafter collectively referred to as, "Plaintiff) and in favor of Boyd County, Kentucky, Joe Burchett, personally and in ...
Opposition to Prison Is an Environmental Fight in Appalachia by Sara Imperiale by Sara Imperiale A proposed federal prison has become the focus of opposition for advocates concerned about the project's most notable feature: it’s slated for a mountaintop coal removal site. Coal companies mine by mountaintop removal predominately in ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Staffing, Staff Training
Healthcare and Handcuffs: BOP Assigns Medical Staff to Security Positions by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), facing chronic guard shortages, has resorted to either paying overtime to officers who work additional shifts or assigning nurses and other healthcare staff to security positions. In the ...
Article • April 26, 2017
BOP Settles Prisoner Retaliation Claim for $7,350 by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of retaliation brought by prisoner Kevin L. Shehee for $7,350.00 in December 2000. Shehee was serving a 262-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution Manchester, Kentucky when he filed his 42 ...
Kickback publication • April 26, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
Illinois Kickbacks as of FY2015 pdated : 11/4/2015 AG AG_NAME FUND FUND_NAME 426 CORRECTIONS 523 DEPT OF CORRECTIONS REIMBURSEM 426 CORRECTIONS 523 DEPT OF CORRECTIONS REIMBURSEM REV_SRC 1200 1737 AG AG_NAME FUND FUND_NAME 426 CORRECTIONS 523 DEPT OF CORRECTIONS REIMBURSEM 426 CORRECTIONS 523 DEPT OF CORRECTIONS REIMBURSEM REV_SRC 1200 1737 ...
Rice v. Montgomery County, KY, Settlement Agreement, Wrongful Death Seizure, 2016 SETTI.FTVIENT. RELEASE qF ALL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITYAGREEMENT This Settlement, Release of All Claims and Indemnity Agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement") is entered into by Diana Rice, Adminisffatrix of the Estate of Ronald Calvin Gaunce, deceased, and Della Ford, as natural mother ...
Kentucky Prisoners Entitled to Review of Audio Recordings at Disciplinary Hearing by A Kentucky Court of Appeals held on February 26, 2016 that prisoners have a due process right to request the review of audio recordings at a prison disciplinary hearing. Proceeding pro se, Kentucky state prisoner Sammy F. Mobley, ...
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