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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: HIV/AIDS, Failure to Treat
Louisiana Parish Jails Lack HIV Treatment and Services by HIV-positive prisoners in Louisiana jails are not provided medication and basic services, which endangers both their health and the communities they return to upon release. That was one of the findings of “Paying the Price: Failure to Deliver HIV Services in ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Louisiana Corrections Secretary: More Private Prisons Won’t Save Money by Privatizing more prisons will not save Louisiana money now or in the long run, according to the state’s Public Safety and Corrections Secretary, Jimmy LeBlanc. LeBlanc is opposed to House Concurrent Resolution 30, proposed by state Rep. Jack McFarland, which ...
Article • September 8, 2017
Fifth Circuit Reinstates Part of Louisiana Prisoner's Failure-to-Protect, Medical Indifference Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 9, 2017, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmedin part and reversed in part a district court's order granting summary judgment to prison officials in a ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Abuses at Louisiana Jail Investigated, Ten Deputies Plead Guilty by David Reutter by David M. Reutter A federal investigation into the abuse of pretrial detainees at Louisiana’s Iberia Parish Jail resulted in guilty pleas by ten sheriff’s deputies. A trial is pending for an 11th deputy who did not plead ...
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, ...
Lewis v. Cain, LA, Memo in Support of Motion, Systemic Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:15-cv-00318-BAJ-RLB Document 192-1 01/06/17 Page 1 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JOSEPH LEWIS, JR., KENTRELL PARKER, FARRELL SAMPIER, REGINALD GEORGE, JOHN TONUBBEE, OTTO BARRERA, CLYDE CARTER, CEDRIC EVANS, EDWARD GIOVANNI, RICKY ...
Lewis v. Cain, LA, Reply Memo in Support of Motion, Systemic Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:15-cv-00318-BAJ-RLB Document 226-2 03/06/17 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JOSEPH LEWIS, JR., KENTRELL PARKER, FARRELL SAMPIER, REGINALD GEORGE, JOHN TONUBBEE, OTTO BARRERA, CLYDE CARTER, CEDRIC EVANS, EDWARD GIOVANNI, ...
Brief • 2017
MacArthur Justice Center v. Cooley, LA, Petition, Public Records Denial, 2017 33RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF ALLEN STATE OF LOUISIANA RODERICK & SOLANGE MACARTHUR JUSTICE CENTER, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. vs. KEITH COOLEY, in his official capacity as Warden of the Allen Correctional Center, Defendant. PETITION FOR WRIT OF ...
Kissinger v. LeBlanc, LA, Amended Complaint, Retaliation for Media Contact, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00011-JWD-EWD Document 9 01/25/17 Page 1 of 20 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA WILLIAM KISSINGER, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) JAMES LEBLANC, BURL CAIN, ) DARRYL VANNOY, SETH SMITH, ) ROBERT TANNER, ...
Kissinger v. LeBlanc, LA, Settlement, Retaliation for Media Contact, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00011-JWD-EWD Document 59-2 09/05/17 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA * CIVIL ACTION * * N0.17-0011-JWD-EWD * VERSUS * JUDGE JOHN W. deGRAVELLES * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, ET AL MAGISTRATE JUDGE * ...
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