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Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Michigan Prisoner’s Suicide Under Investigation; Lawsuit Filed by David M. Reutter by David M. Reutter A Michigan prison guard has been criminally charged following an investigation into her role in a prisoner’s suicide – an investigation that also resulted in a federal lawsuit and an admission of misconduct from the ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Michigan Prison Plagued by Sewage Problems Despite Repeated Complaints by Panagioti Tsolkas by Panagioti Tsolkas The Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson County, Michigan doesn’t have an official gas chamber. In fact, it’s considered a low-security prison. But recent conditions at Parnall have been poisoning prisoners through prolonged exposure to sewage ...
Woodman v. Michigan DOC, MI, Complaint, FOIA request, 2017 I II•' I'9 STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS SPENCER WOODMAN, Plaintiff, CaseNo. v KL Hon. MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Defendant. ----------------------------------------------------------~/ HONIGMAN MILLER SCHWARTZ AND CoHN LLP Robert M. Riley (P72290) Marie L. Greenman (P80811) Cooperating Attorneys, American ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Judgment, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 82 Filed 08/28/00 Pg 1 of 1 ~' AO 450 (Rev. 5/85) Judgment In 1 Clvll C.. Pg ID 296 • ~nii£h ~ta:i£s c!§l istrirt Qlourt ~~~~~~-E=A:..:.:.ST-=-=E~RN:..;_~~~~~DISTRJCTOF~~~M-I_C_H_I_G_A_N~~~~~~~~~ JOHN VINCENT, SR., and JOHN VINCENT, JR.,. Plaintiffs, JUDGMENT IN A ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
ACLU Fund of MI v. Livingston County, MI, Order of Voluntary Dismissal, Postcard-only Policy, 2016 2:14-cv-11213-DPH-RSW Doc # 95 Filed 09/23/16 Pg 1 of 5 Pg ID 1253 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FUND OF MICHIGAN, Plaintiff, ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Memo and Order, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 81 Filed 04/28/00 Pg 1 of 14 Pg ID 178 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION JOHN VINCENT, Sr. and JOHN VINCENT, Jr., Plaintiffs, Case No. 99-CV-71416 V. HONORABLE AVERN COHN BILL ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Young v. Pickell, MI, Order to Enforce Consent Decree, Contaminated Water, 2016 2:16-cv-12459-AC-SDD Doc # 20 Filed 11/08/16 Pg 1 of 6 Pg ID 102 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TRACHELLE YOUNG, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 16-12459 ROBERT J. PICKELL, HON. AVERN COHN Defendant. ________________________________________/ ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
USA v. State of Michigan, MI, Complaint, Discrimination Against Female Guards, 2016 2:16-cv-12146-PDB-MKM Doc # 1 Filed 06/13/16 Pg 1 of 19 Pg ID 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN ____________________________________ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Divided En Banc Sixth Circuit Blocks Release of Federal Mug Shots by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a 9-7 decision, the en banc Sixth Circuit blocked the release of mug shots of federal criminal defendants, finding that the Internet had caused individuals to be “haunted” by Freedom of Information ...
Article • April 5, 2017
Filed under: Cost of Prison Systems
Cost Overruns Halt Construction of Massive Michigan Jail by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Cost overruns of $91 million pushed Michigan’s Wayne County to end development of its partially finished new 2,000- bed jail. Wayne County Commissioners decided in 2010 to build a new jail. Its contract with AECOM ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Michigan County Jail Loses Appeal on Legal Mail, Settles with ACLU by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Officials in Livingston County, Michigan have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, which argued that a “postcard-only” policy for mail sent to prisoners at ...
Article • April 3, 2017
Detroit's Hidden Crack Casualties by Aaron Miguel Cantú by Aaron Miguel Cantú, The Intercept Clara Hill is certain the boys didn’t kill anybody. She has known since she was 14 years old – almost three decades ago. But when she tried to tell police the truth, she says, they hurt ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Filed under: Restraints
Adkins v. Wolever, 6th Circuit, Opinion, Assault by Guard Spoliation, 2009 Case: 07-1421 Document: 00615385358 Filed: 02/04/2009 Page: 1 RECOMMENDED FOR FULL-TEXT PUBLICATION Pursuant to Sixth Circuit Rule 206 File Name: 09a0038p.06 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT _________________ X No. 07-1421 v. > , BASIL WOLEVER, ...
A Boy Among Men by Maurice Chammah What happens when you throw a teenager into an adult prison? Guess. by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. ...
McBride v. MDOC, MI, Class Action Complaint, Deaf Inmate Communication, 2015 2:15-cv-11222-SFC-DRG Doc # 1 Filed 03/31/15 Pg 1 of 51 Pg ID 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN MARY ANN MCBRIDE; BRIAN STANLEY WITTMAN; and RALPH WILLIAMS, on behalf of themselves and ...
Michigan Jail Prisoner’s Family Sues over Death after Beating by Guards by The family of a prisoner who died about a week after being assaulted by guards at Michigan’s Wayne County Jail (WCJ) filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April 2015. The suit alleges inadequate medical care, and seeks $25 ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Michigan Prison Officials Held in Contempt for Violating Ramadan Order by David Reutter A Michigan federal district court twice found state prison officials in contempt for failing to comply with its orders regarding the provision of “adequate nutrition during the Islamic Month of Ramadan.” As a result, they were ordered ...
Michigan DOC Audit Reveals $3.4 Million in Overcharges by Aramark; Problems Persist Under New Contractor by Derek Gilna Problems for Aramark and its prison food service operations continue to mount. Shortly after being taken to task and fined by at least two state corrections departments due to substandard food quality, ...
A Story of Racial Bias, the Absence of Mercy, and a Death in Prison by By Equal Justice Initiative Forty-five years after Phillip Chance traveled from his home in Detroit, Michigan to visit family in rural Choctaw, Alabama, he died in an Alabama prison. During that visit in 1971, 15-year-old Phillip ...
Article • February 7, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Michigan: Class-action Suit Alleges Systematic Deficiencies in Prison Dental Care by A Michigan federal district court has allowed portions of a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of dental care provided to state prisoners to proceed. Michigan prisoners Robert Johannes, Michael Woroniecki, Phillip Turner and Roger Stephenson alleged the dental care they ...
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