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Article • December 11, 2017
$5,000 to Transgender Prisoner in Maryland Sexual Harassment Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton By Lonnie Burton On August 17, 2015, an administrative law judge in Maryland ruled that state prison officials were guilty of sexually harassing and mistreating a transgender prisoner and awarded her $5,000 in damages. The ruling was the ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Filed under: Shootings
Maryland Court of Special Appeals Upholds $200,000 Award for Police Shooting of Dog by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has affirmed a damages award against a Franklin County Sheriff Deputy who shot a family dog while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. The deputy, ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reverses Verdict for Police Officers in Excessive Force Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a jury verdict in favor of two police officers who allegedly battered and unlawfully arrested a woman for filming their arrest ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Heroin Overdose Antidote Becoming More Widely Available, Including Behind Bars by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Just months after New York's prison system launched a heroin overdose prevention program by training prisoners to administer naloxone – an opioid overdose antidote also known as Narcan – Maryland made it easier to ...
Gardner v. USA, MD, Memo re Jurisdiction, Wrongful Death Extreme Heat, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-02874-JKB Document 74 Filed 08/16/17 Page 1 of 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND * DOROTHY F. GARDNER et al., * Plaintiffs * v. * UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant * ...
Kickback publication • May 15, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
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Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Settlement in Baltimore Prison Conditions Class-Action Suit by The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s ...
Settlement in Baltimore Prison Conditions Class-action Suit by The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s ...
Article • December 29, 2016
Fourth Circuit Finds Internal Investigation Exception to PLRA’s Exhaustion Requirement by The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held a Maryland prisoner “reasonably believed that he had sufficiently exhausted [administrative] remedies by complying with an internal investigation” conducted by prison officials on his claims. Before the court was the appeal of ...
Guards Liable in Maryland Prisoner’s Murder on Transport Bus by The Maryland Court of Appeals held a trial court erred in striking a jury’s finding that a guard was liable for gross negligence in the murder of a prisoner on a transport.  The court further held gross negligence disentitles a ...
Maryland DOC Suspends Volunteer, Drops Literature Program by Mikita Brottman led a reading and discussion group for nine Maryland prisoners serving life sentences at the Jessup Correctional Institution. A professor of literature at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a psychoanalyst, Brottman volunteered her time for two hours a ...
Maryland Prisoner’s Death Occurs Under Unusual Circumstances by The death of prisoner Louis S. Leysath III, 35, at Maryland’s Jessup Correctional Institution was the subject of an investigation after he was found dead in a steam-filled cell on February 20, 2015. Leysath, serving a 30-year sentence after pleading guilty to ...
“Demons” Push Chris Conover to Suicide 12 Years after Release by Release from prison is a great relief, and that is especially so for wrongfully convicted persons. The future, however, is wrought with difficulties, obstacles, and prejudice. For Chris Conover, it was a burden that overwhelmed him, pushing him to ...
Article • September 6, 2016
Nine Maryland Prison Guards Federally Indicted in 2008 Beatings by On Feb. 27, 2013, nine current and former prison guards at the Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown, Maryland, were charged in a federal indictment accusing them of conspiring to assault a prisoner and then covering up the attacks. The ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Maryland Prisoner Gets Sentence Reduction Credits for “Special Project” Work by Bradford Holup, a Maryland state prisoner, received special training to do blood-spill cleanup work and did that kind of work for over two years in Maryland prisons. Blood-spill cleanup work qualifies as “special project” work for which prisoners are ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Federal Jury Awards $45,001 to Maryland Prisoner Assaulted By Guards by Michael Rigby On October 22, 2004, a federal jury awarded a Maryland state prisoner $45,001 in damages after concluding that Institution (WCI) guards violated his civil rights by beating him while he was handcuffed. The jury found guards Gary ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Filed under: Prison/Jail Murders
Maryland Prison Sees Three Prisoners Murdered in Five Months by Officials at Maryland's highest-security prison, in Cumberland, Maryland have seen an inexplicable spike in prisoner homicides in recent months. Three prisoners at the North Branch Correctional Institution (NBCI), have been murdered by fellow prisoners in just five months. In April, ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Maryland Ban on Prisoner's Book Rescinded by Brandon Sample The Maryland Department of Corrections (MDOC) has rescinded its ban on "The Marshall Plan: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther," a book written by Marshall "Eddie" Conway, a Maryland prisoner. Acting MDOC warden Wayne Webb banned Conway's book ...
Article • August 9, 2016
Last Act in Office - Maryland Governor Commutes Four Death Row Prisoners by Christopher Zoukis In a highly controversial decision, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) commutes the sentences of four death-row prisoners to spend the rest of their lives in prison without the possibility of parole. An opponent of the ...
Article • August 8, 2016
Maryland Court of Appeals: Police Must Have Warrant for "Stingray" Phone Tracking by Derek Gilna According to criminal defense attorneys in Baltimore, Maryland, at least 200 individuals are now sitting in prison based upon illegally-obtained cell phone records obtained from the use of "stingray" tracking devices.  The suitcase-sized eavesdropping device ...
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