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Article • August 21, 2017
Filed under: Sentencing, Juveniles
Louisiana Supreme Court Invalidates Juvenile's 99-Year Sentence under Graham v. Florida and Orders Parole Eligibility by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48, that life sentences without parole for non-homicide juveniles constituted cruel and unusual punishment. On October ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Complaint, Solitary Mental Health, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 1 07/20/17 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVOCACY CENTER, * * PLAINTIFF, * * * * VS. * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, SECRETARY OF * THE LOUISIANA ...
Article • July 18, 2017
Trans People in Prison Fight Barriers to Changing Their Legal Names and Gender Markers by Victoria Law by Victoria Law, Truthout During her 30 years in California's prison system, Cookie Bivens has seen numerous trans women attempt to change their name and gender marker while incarcerated. Not a single woman ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Louisiana Fires Eight Prison Guards; Federal Investigation is Pending by On March 30, 2017, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections fired eight guards amid a federal investigation into the January 9, 2017 beating of 34-year-old prisoner John Harold at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. An internal investigation conducted ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Vision, Failure to Treat
Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment to Both Sides in Louisiana Prisoner's Medical Indifference Lawsuit by On June 6, 2016, Judge John W. deGravelles of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana issued an order denying summary judgment for both the prisoner plaintiff and the state defendant ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Cain v. City of New Orleans, LA, Amended Complaint, Debtors Prison, 2015 Case 2:15-cv-04479-SSV-JCW Document 7 Filed 09/21/15 Page 1 of 44 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) CITY OF NEW ORLEANS; ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Wheat v. Craig, LA, Complaint, Debtors Prison, 2017 Case 5:17-cv-00424-SMH-MLH Document 1 Filed 03/20/17 Page 1 of 13 PageID #: 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA SHREVEPORT DIVISION JAMES M. WHEAT and DANNY BRINSON, individually and on behalf of all other persons similarly situated, Case No. 5:17-cv-424 ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Snow v. Lambert, LA, Complaint, Debtors Prison, 2015 Case 3:15-cv-00567-SDD-RLB Document 1 08/25/15 Page 1 of 13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA REBECCA M. SNOW, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Case No. 15-cv-00567 Complaint-Class Action Plaintiffs, v. MARILYN M. LAMBERT, in her official ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Snow v. Lambert, LA, Settlement, Debtors Prison, 2015 Case 3:15-cv-00567-SDD-RLB Document 27-3 09/02/15 Page 1 of 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA REBECCA M. SNOW, et al. Case No. 15-cv-00567-SDD-RLB (Class Action) Plaintiffs, v. MARILYN M. LAMBERT, in her official capacity as Judge of Ascension Parish Court, ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Cook v. Black, LA, Amended Complaint, Debtors Prison, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-11024-ILRL-MBN Document 67 Filed 01/17/17 Page 1 of 44 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA LATASHA COOK, ROBERT LEVI, EBONY ROBERTS, ROZZIE SCOTT, RICHARD BOLGIANO, BENNY GRAHAM, JAMES LORIO, BRADLEY MOSES, and MARISA PAM, ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Cook v. Black, LA, Stipulated Settlement, Debtors Prison, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-11024-ILRL-MBN Document 91-1 Filed 06/02/17 Page 1 of 20 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA LATASHA COOK, ROBERT LEVI, EBONY ROBERTS, ROZZIE SCOTT, RICHARD BOLGIANO, BENNY GRAHAM, JAMES LORIO, BRADLEY MOSES, and MARISA PAM, ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Complaint, Abuse of Disabled Prisoners, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 1 07/20/17 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVOCACY CENTER, * * PLAINTIFF, * * * * VS. * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, SECRETARY OF * THE ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Settlement, Abuse of Disabled Prisoners, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 17 08/10/17 Page 1 of 23 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVO CACY CENTER, CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:17-468 * * * PLAINTIFF, * SECTION JWD-EWD * vs. * JAMES M. ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Hacker v. Cain, LA, Protective Order, Cataract Removal, 2015 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ____________________________________ ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) ) N. BURL CAIN, et al ) ) Defendants, ) ____________________________________) JASON HACKER Docket No. 14-063-JWD-SCR PROTECTIVE ORDER Upon consideration of the Motion for Protective ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Hacker v. Cain, LA, Statement of Interest, Cataract Removal, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JASON HACKER, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 3:14-00063-JWD-EWD N. BURL CAIN, et al., Defendants. STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES Plaintiff Jason Hacker alleges that officials at the ...
Scott v. CCA, LA, Complaint, Medical Neglect Gangrene Amputations, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-00956-JTT-JDK Document 1-2 Filed 05/07/14 Page 1 of 26 PageID #: 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ROBERT SCOTT Plaintiff, v. COMPLAINT Civil Action No. - - - - - CORRECTIONS CORPORATION ...
Publication • May 12, 2017
Filed under: Medical, Suicides
New Orleans Forensic Center - Autopsy Report for Damien Coestly, 2015 .AUTOPSY PROTOCOL New Orleans Forensic Center Parish of Winn COESELY, Damien 33-Year-Old Black Male Date & Time of Death: Date & Time of Autopsy: CO#: 150707-111 07/01115 07/09/15 at 7:10 A.M. (~ EXTERNAL EXAMINATION The body, first viewed within ...
Publication • May 12, 2017
State of Louisiana - Management Services Agreement, CCA, 2010 LA Department of Public Safety and Corrections Contract #:_____________________________ MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE OF LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS, CORRECTIONS SERVICES AND CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA Contract#: THIS CONTRACT is made and entered into by and between the ...
State of Louisiana - Security & Contract Compliance Review, CCA, 2014 BOBBY JINDAL jAMES M. Le B L\NC Governor Secretary Department of Public Safety and Corrections December 31, 2014 Harley Lappin, Executive Vice·President CCA - Winn Correctional Center 10 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 Dear Mr. Lappin: I appreciate ...
Article • May 10, 2017
How Our User-Pay Justice System Drives Mass Incarceration by Jon Wool by Jon Wool (Director, Vera Institute of Justice New Orleans Office) A few years ago, when the district attorney in New Orleans proposed shifting misdemeanor marijuana cases from the state court to the municipal court, the state court judges ...
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